Republican from Texas
Ted Cruz, elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2012, is the former solicitor general for the state of Texas, previously serving as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a domestic policy advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign, according to his campaign biography.
Recent statements involving Ted Cruz
Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."
"Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once."
Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz
Hillary Clinton weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby decision, while Sen. Ted Cruz claims the president wants amnesty for border-crossers. Are they right? PolitiFact Oregon checked.
Cruz says Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Not so, we conclude, and a former president figures into the story.
Ted Cruz won a presidential straw poll of Texas Republicans taken last week.
But is the Canada-born Cruz constitutionally eligible to run? A PolitiFact team looked at that last year.
David Dewhurst claims about Dan Patrick and Wendy Davis and a Ted Cruz claim about Barack Obama fueled our most-viewed fact checks in May. The top 5 just ahead...
PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.
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