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 Ending Campaign After Devastating Indiana Loss to Trump

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announces his withdrawal from the presidential campaign in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 3, 2016.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announces his withdrawal from the presidential campaign in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 3, 2016.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz ended his campaign for the presidency after suffering a devastating loss to frontrunner Donald Trump in the Indiana primary. “I said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory," the Texas senator told supporters. "Tonight I am sorry to say that it appears that path has foreclosed.”

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on
April 26, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on April 26, 2016.

Pro-Cruz Super PAC Plays Offense in Indiana

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The pro-Cruz super PAC Trusted Leadership has pumped $2.4 million into the freshman Texas senator's scramble to pull out a win in Indiana.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on
April 26, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on April 26, 2016.

As Indiana Primary Nears, Gov. Mike Pence Says He'll Vote for Cruz

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday announced he would be voting for Ted Cruz for president, giving the Texas senator a much-needed boost four days before a potentially make-or-break primary for his campaign.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was interviewed by Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith on Oct. 16, 2015.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was interviewed by Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith on Oct. 16, 2015.

Bathroom Battle Begins Taking Hold in Texas

Activists, lawmakers and state leaders are eyeing Texas as the next battleground in what has become an explosive national debate: the right of transgender people to decide which bathroom they use. 

 

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds a campaign rally to announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Bernstein
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds a campaign rally to announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Bernstein

Cruz Taps Fiorina as Running Mate Should He Win GOP Nomination

At a rally in Indianapolis, Ted Cruz named former presidential rival Carly Fiorina as his would-be running mate if he can manage to snag the Republican presidential nomination from frontrunner Donald Trump.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is shown at a news conference in Austin on Jan. 13, 2016, to announce a new unit of the attorney general’s office dedicated to combating human trafficking.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is shown at a news conference in Austin on Jan. 13, 2016, to announce a new unit of the attorney general’s office dedicated to combating human trafficking.

Paxton's Office Defends Continued Pay for Former Staffers

The office of Attorney General Ken Paxton is formally defending his decision to continue paying two high-level staffers after they resigned, saying Paxton "acted in a compassionate, legal, and ethical manner."

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attended a Pennsylvania campaign kickoff event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attended a Pennsylvania campaign kickoff event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 2016.

Cruz Braces For Series of Defeats in the Northeast

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is headed for defeat in five northeastern primaries Tuesday, a round of nominating contests from which the Texas senator has already moved on.

 

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall campaign event at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York on April 7, 2016.
Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall campaign event at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York on April 7, 2016.

On Policies, Ted Cruz Shifts his Stance to Suit Fractured GOP

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Time and again during his race for the GOP presidential nomination, U.S. Sen Ted Cruz has shifted, shaded or obfuscated his policy positions — piling on new ideas, which sometimes didn’t fit with the old.

 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to Texas reporters in Columbia following the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Feb. 20, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to Texas reporters in Columbia following the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Feb. 20, 2016.

Cruz Looks to Make Indiana a Battleground

Anxious for the presidential race to move beyond the northeast, Ted Cruz is laying the groundwork for a vigorous effort in Indiana that could determine how close Donald Trump gets to securing the Republican nomination. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is shown at a news conference in Austin on Jan. 13, 2016, to announce a new unit of the attorney general’s office dedicated to combating human trafficking.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is shown at a news conference in Austin on Jan. 13, 2016, to announce a new unit of the attorney general’s office dedicated to combating human trafficking.

Ken Paxton "Absolutely" Endorses Ted Cruz for President

Embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday endorsed Ted Cruz for president, making his support official for a longtime ally four days after being hit with new charges from federal regulators. 

Sen. Ted Cruz carries his youngest daughter after winning the Texas GOP primary on March 1, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz carries his youngest daughter after winning the Texas GOP primary on March 1, 2016

Cruz Lining Up Support in Texas GOP Delegation

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz decisively won his home state primary by 17 points in March, collecting more than two-thirds of the GOP convention delegates up for grabs in Texas. More than a month later, he has an opportunity make that victory even sweeter.