Ted Cruz's file

Cruz

Republican from Texas

Ted Cruz, elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, is a candidate for president of the United States in 2016. He 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.

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  • Pants on Fire7 (%)(7)

Ted Cruz's website

Recent statements involving Ted Cruz

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Donald Trump
Donald Trump

"Ted Cruz is mathematically out of winning the race."

— PolitiFact National

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Senator's claim about the polls is still Mostly False

Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

So you want to move to Canada, eh?

If ___________ becomes president, I’m moving to ___________! The refrain comes up every four years, no matter who’s running.

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina & John Kasich to headline CA GOP convention

PolitiFact California will be fact-checking claims made by presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich at the California Republican Party Convention this week. Follow us @CAPolitiFact for live tweets from the event. 

Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and the Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz says Carly Fiorina will be his running mate should he overtake Donald Trump to become the Republican presidential nominee.

 

That's Canadian-born, Texas-reared Cruz potentially bidding with Austin-born Fiorina...

 

Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter.

 

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Donald Trump brings troublesome relationship with the truth to California

As California's June 7th primary election draws near, PolitiFact California is highlighting how presidential candidates fare with the truth on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while in the Golden State. 

Bernie Sanders has never felt the burn of PolitiFact’s Pants On Fire rating

As California's June 7th primary election draws near, PolitiFact California is highlighting how presidential candidates fare with the truth on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while in the Golden State.