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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Reader: Ted Cruz 'dead-on' about cancelled health plans in Texas

Readers questioned our fiery rating of a Ted Cruz claim that Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas had cancelled all individual health insurance policies in Texas, effective Dec. 31.

 

Let's open the PolitiFact Texas mailbag.

Did Ted Cruz gin up Iowa voter histories?

Just before Iowa’s presidential caucuses, Ted Cruz’s campaign poked some Hawkeye State voters with mailers criticized as deceptive by the state’s chief elections official. Could it be too that Cruz concocted personal voting histories for Iowans (and their neighbors) who got the mailers?

 

Here's our detailed look -- including a professor's comparison of personal information in the mailers to 20 voter histories he checked in Iowa state records.

Checking Ted Cruz on the facts in New Hampshire

Stumping in New Hampshire today, Ted Cruz aired claims PolitiFact has gauged before.

 

In this report, read what Cruz got right and wrong, courtesy of PolitiFact correspondent Lou Jacobson, on the scene.

PolitiFact's guide to Republican-on-Republican attacks

The Iowa caucuses are over the GOP race and the rivalries will likely intensify. But which attacks are based in fact and which are baseless accusations? 

Mano a mano, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lead the last pre-caucus tangle in Iowa

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz--tangling again over immigration and, perhaps, who's politically pure--ran first and second in speaking time during the last Republican presidential debate a few days  before Iowa's crucial caucuses. (Donald Trump, who declined to attend, spoke elsewhere).

 

PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is piling up debate fact checks here--starting with a MOSTLY FALSE for Cruz's claim Barack Obama has "degraded" the U.S. military and a MOSTLY FALSE for Cruz's statement he hasn't insulted Trump personally.

 

What did you hear that merits a check?