Ted Cruz's file


Republican from Texas

Ted Cruz is a U.S. Senator from Texas, first elected in 2012, and he was a candidate for president of the United States in 2016. He isthe 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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  • True7 (%)(7)
  • Mostly True18 (%)(18)
  • Half True15 (%)(15)
  • Mostly False35 (%)(35)
  • False31 (%)(31)
  • Pants on Fire8 (%)(8)

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PolitiFact Florida Top 5 in May 2016

Gov. Rick Scott’s spat with California and claims by and about Donald Trump led our fact-checks in April.


Ted Cruz's 'Pants on Fire' claim about U.N. shredding First Amendment

Ted Cruz had seven Pants on Fire ratings on his Truth-O-Meter record before he suspended his presidential campaign.

He just landed "Pants" No. 8 for a flawed claim about a U.N. resolution shredding the First Amendment.

Anatomy of a talking point: Donald Trump on the JFK assassination

The way Donald Trump launched an inaccurate and inflammatory attack on Ted Cruz’s father has become a pattern.

Fact-checking Ted Cruz

After the Texas senator lost to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz suspended his 2016 presidential campaign. We look at his Truth-O-Meter scorecard and a few of our notable fact-checks.


Fact-checking Donald Trump on Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald

Ted Cruz, win or lose, has the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz, a political unknown just a few years ago, is no longer running for president after losing Indiana's Republican presidential primary to Donald Trump.


Still, the Texas senator will always have the Truth-O-Meter.


See PolitiFact's recap of Cruz dropping his bid.