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 — ...

Ted Cruz Handily Wins Wisconsin Primary

Presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on the campaign trail in Wisconsin on April 4, 2016, the day day before the state's primary.
Presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on the campaign trail in Wisconsin on April 4, 2016, the day day before the state's primary.

Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin primary, a decisive victory bolstering the Texas senator's case that he can overtake Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Cruz hailed the victory as a "turning point" in the race for the White House, looking beyond Trump as he set his sights on the general election.

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)

Ahead of Wisconsin Primary, 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.

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 Attack, Cruz Calls for Patrols of 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.