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 — ...

In Wyoming, Cruz Marks Another Delegate Sweep

Ted Cruz campaigns in San Antonio a day ahead of Super Tuesday, Feb 29, 2016.
Ted Cruz campaigns in San Antonio a day ahead of Super Tuesday, Feb 29, 2016.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has swept the remaining delegates at stake in Wyoming, bringing to 23 his total haul from the state. Cruz had already won 9 out of 12 delegates that were up for grabs in county conventions last month across the state. Cruz secured the final 14 at the state GOP convention Saturday in Cheyenne. 

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.

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.

Cruz Prepares for Possible Last Stand in California

The California Republican primary is still nearly two months away, but Ted Cruz held his first public rally there Monday. As he and Donald Trump fight to the end for delegates, Cruz says California may pick the winner.

 

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.

Cruz Sweeps Delegates Up for Grabs in Colorado

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has swept all of the delegates that were up for grabs in Colorado, a victory that further illustrated the organizational strength of his campaign in comparison with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 15, 2015.
GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 15, 2015.

Timeline: The Rise and Fall of the Cruz/Trump Bromance

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It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for the two leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. Less than a year ago, Ted Cruz was praising Donald Trump as "terrific."

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington on March 21, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington on March 21, 2016.

Ted Cruz Claims Victory after North Dakota Delegates Selected

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign claimed a "resounding victory" in North Dakota on Sunday after the state's GOP finalized its list of delegates to send to the Republican National Convention, with many viewed as supportive of the U.S. senator from Texas.

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visits with supporters at the Highland Park Soda Fountain in Dallas, Texas on September 2, 2015. (Cooper Neill for the Texas Tribune)
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visits with supporters at the Highland Park Soda Fountain in Dallas, Texas on September 2, 2015. (Cooper Neill for the Texas Tribune)

Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz for President

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday endorsed Ted Cruz for president, lending his support to a former Republican presidential rival a week before his state's primary.

 

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.