Tribpedia: Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward Cruz, more commonly known as Ted Cruz, is a lawyer and the junior U.S. senator from Texas. He succeeded U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, who announced her retirement in 2011.

In his first year on the job — he was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2013 — Cruz has established himself as a leader — ...

Cruz Barnstorms Wisconsin Ahead of Trump

Republican presidential candidate and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz campaigns in New Hampshire in February.
Republican presidential candidate and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz campaigns in New Hampshire in February.

By the time Donald Trump holds his first rally in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Ted Cruz's campaign will have held almost a dozen events in the state, capitalizing on Trump's week off the presidential campaign trail to hunt for support in the state's Republican strongholds. 

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz rally in Texas prior to the 2016 Texas primary.
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz rally in Texas prior to the 2016 Texas primary.

Ted Cruz Shifts Away From Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

Ted Cruz is moving further than ever away from his pledge to support Donald Trump if he is the Republican presidential nominee as the Texas senator combats a series of personal attacks from the billionaire and his supporters.

 

U.S. senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz at the Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 21, 2015.
U.S. senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz at the Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 21, 2015.

In Quest for Evangelicals, Cruz Has Encountered Headwinds

A year ago, Ted Cruz launched his presidential campaign promising to unite evangelical voters more than any candidate has done before. While he has made major progress, the path to consolidating support from the influential voting bloc has not been easy.

Ted Cruz talks with a man about his plan for health insurance during a stop at South Hardin Middle School in Hamlin, Iowa on Jan. 30, 2016.
Ted Cruz talks with a man about his plan for health insurance during a stop at South Hardin Middle School in Hamlin, Iowa on Jan. 30, 2016.

Wisconsin Emerges as Potential "Anti-Trump Firewall" for Cruz

Voters head to the polls Tuesday in Arizona and Utah, but Ted Cruz's presidential campaign see the next major nominating contest —  the April 5th primary in Wisconsin — as a critical moment for anti-Trump forces. 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.

After Brussels, Cruz Calls for Patrolling "Muslim Neighborhoods"

As Americans were learning about the latest terrorist attacks in Western Europe, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called for law enforcement targeting of Muslim neighborhoods, while also taking swipes at both President Obama and Donald Trump. 

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, with the "Texan of the Year" award at the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels on March 18, 2016.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, with the "Texan of the Year" award at the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels on March 18, 2016.

Cornyn Lauds Trump-Fueled Republican Turnout

The senior U.S. senator from Texas, a quiet observer of the presidential race thus far, still won't endorse his junior colleague, but he does say increased turnout spawned by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could work in the party’s favor.

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz rally in Texas prior to the 2016 Texas primary.
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz rally in Texas prior to the 2016 Texas primary.

Anti-Trump Movement Zeroes in on Cruz

On the brink of a two-man race with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz is drawing more attention than ever from those organizing to prevent the billionaire from winning the Republican presidential nomination at all costs.