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Cruz

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.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True7 (%)(7)
  • Mostly True20 (%)(20)
  • Half True18 (%)(18)
  • Mostly False38 (%)(38)
  • False33 (%)(33)
  • Pants on Fire9 (%)(9)

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Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

Top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017

Catch up on the top 10 most-clicked PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017.

UPDATED: Ted Cruz says he's not called Social Security a Ponzi scheme. Really?

UPDATED: Ted Cruz says he hasn't called Social Security a Ponzi scheme.

Why 4 Texans voted against Hurricane Harvey relief measure

Why did four Texans vote against a measure containing Hurricane Harvey relief?

Greg Abbott warns of George Soros--who has yet to put money into Texas state elections

Republican Greg Abbott has been telling supporters to watch out for Democrat-loving George Soros.

But why?

Al Franken fact-checks Ted Cruz

Al Franken fact-checks Ted Cruz in a new book.