Friday, September 19th, 2014

Ted Cruz's file

Cruz

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.

Cruz's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Cruz's statements for that ruling.

  • True1 (%)(1)
  • Mostly True5 (%)(5)
  • Half True6 (%)(6)
  • Mostly False9 (%)(9)
  • False11 (%)(11)
  • Pants on Fire4 (%)(4)

Ted Cruz's website

Recent statements involving Ted Cruz

Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz on Obama and PolitiFact, 'an institution'

Ted Cruz invoked PolitiFact's Lie of the Year as a reason Barack Obama isn’t necessarily to be trusted.

Texas fact checks in August topped by look into Wendy Davis claim about Greg Abbott and a rapist

An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.

Finding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.)

The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.

Unsupported claim: Ted Cruz took a bribe to file federal lands proposal

Ted Cruz took a bribe from the billionaire Kochs to make a proposal, a pro-Democratic group said.

That's ridiculously unfounded.

Cruz cruises, Perry closes, Davis 10th--Abbott out of running

Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut.

Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.