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.

Recent statements involving Ted Cruz

"Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once."

Says President Barack Obama "is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore."

Under President Barack Obama, "We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978."

Obama unilaterally announced he was delaying employer mandate "through a blog post by a mid-level bureaucrat at the Department of Treasury."

"Under President (George W.) Bush, prosecution of gun crimes was 30 percent higher than it is under President Obama."

Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

Cruz versus Perry for president featured on a Google Hangout:

PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.

Presenting: The top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact checks of 2013:

In 2013, readers flocked to our fact checks of chain emails, statements about abortion and our report card for Ted Cruz.

Hope you’re ready for the PolitiFact Texas Top 10 of 2013.

Cruz, Obama vying with others for Lie of the Year:

PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is primed to name its lie of the year, which may have been uttered by Ted Cruz or Barack Obama. And don't forget the Readers' Choice award.

November's greatest hits: Checks about Obamacare, Texas voter ID laws:

Our checks of claims tied to the Obamacare law and the Texas voter ID mandate were reader favorites in November. Gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis drew attention, too, while Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card remained of interest.

Giving thanks for True statements:

As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.

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