Ted Cruz's file


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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Ted Cruz's website

Recent statements involving Ted Cruz

Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz fact checks dominated Texas Truth-O-Meter in September

It was a very good September for PolitiFact stories featuring Ted Cruz.


Five Ted-Cruz-connected stories ranked among our 10 most-read articles in the month.

Checking Ted Cruz, Stephen Colbert on the CBS 'Late Show'

Two fact checks bubbled up from Ted Cruz's appearance on CBS with Stephen Colbert.

In debate, Ted Cruz pipes up on Iran deal, cutting off Planned Parenthood aid

For a spell, Ted Cruz looked to be a bit left out of the 11-candidate Republican presidential debate.


Then the Texan remaining in the field got back-to-back opportunities to criticize the Iran agreement and federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Later, he called the elevation of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court "a mistake" before acknowledging he supported the Roberts' nomination at the time.


Cruz also said he'd place Rosa Parks on a revamped $20 bill.


Catch a lot more on PolitiFact's site and enjoy the Austin American-Statesman's coverage here.


See Ted Cruz's Truth-O-Meter report card here.

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and the Iran deal

A high-profile trio--Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin--rallied against the Iran nuclear deal.


HELPFULLY, PolitiFact posted your six things to know about the Iran deal.


See Trump's PolitiFact report card here; see Cruz's report card here.

Have you now or ever been a U.S. citizen? By birth, Ted Cruz says

Ted Cruz says it's a historical fact that since nationhood, children born to U.S. citizens living abroad were citizens too.




See Ted Cruz's full Truth-O-Meter report card here.