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Texas Senator Ted Cruz made a stop on the South Plains to speak to the citizens of Seminole on Friday. Hundreds of people packed the community center to hear Senator Cruz talk to his constituents and listen to their concerns. Cruz says he is very encouraged by the draft of this year's farm bill, and that ...
Ted Cruz, who is still only in his first term, is arguably the best-known political figure in Texas today. During his first year in the U.S. Senate, Cruz was the force behind shutting down the federal government over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and during his third year in the Senate, he launched ... US Senator

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and House lawmakers upped the pressure on President Trump to make a decision soon on a way to save oil refineries from the costs of meeting the Environmental Protection Agency's ethanol mandate. "The president can solve this with the stroke of a pen," the Texas ...
Ted Cruz, who is still only in his first term, is arguably the best-known political figure in Texas today. During his first year in the U.S. Senate, Cruz was the force behind shutting down the federal government over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and during his third year in the Senate, he launched ...
The Fire Ted Cruz committee--officially the FTC PAC--makes a point on its website to note that it is "not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee." And so far, there are only two major donors: $100,000 from investment banker Vaughn Vennerberg II of MorningStar Partners and $10,000 ... Money
The just-released Quinnipiac University survey of some 1,029 registered Texas voters says incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz can count on 47 percent of the vote, while Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke has 44 percent. That 3-point lead for Cruz makes this race too close to call, with an ...

Sen. Ted Cruz has only a narrow advantage over Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the Texas Senate race, according to a new poll. O'Rourke, a representative from Texas, is managing an enormous fundraising haul in the red state. The state's electoral dynamics have favored Republicans in ... election
He's 'Lyin Ted!' I'm gonna start calling him 'Repeatin Don.' ” Trump, who used the similar nickname for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who ran against him in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, unleashed a barrage of attacks on Comey this week as excerpts from the former FBI chief's new book surfaced. election
Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke outraised Republican Sen. Ted Cruz by $3.5 million during the first three months of the year. Cruz raised $3.2 million in the first quarter, according to his campaign, the Texas Tribune reports. O'Rourke, who is challenging Cruz for his Texas Senate seat, raised $6.7 million in ... election
In tallying Cruz's numbers, his team takes into account three groups: Ted Cruz for Senate, a re-election campaign committee; the Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC, a leadership PAC; and Ted Cruz Victory Committee, a joint fundraising committee that sends contributions to the re-election campaign and his ... election
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Sen. Ted Cruz is traveling around the state in his campaign bus. KXAN spoke with him on his bus and we came to the topic of whether the Austin bomber should be called a domestic terrorist. "Unquestionably," said Cruz, the state's junior Republican senator. "I mean somebody setting off ... election
HOUSTON — Senator Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off his re-election campaign this week with a new Texas-themed slogan and a new video, but something else that was entirely new went largely unspoken — a formidable and well-funded Democratic opponent. For the first time in Mr. Cruz's rise to political ... election
More than 200 people attended a re-election campaign event for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz at a McGregor farm on Monday. The Texas Farm Bureau who is endorsing Cruz hosted the event at the farm of the McLennan County Farm Bureau President Rodney Schmalriede. During his speech, the senator, ... election
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, raised a whopping $6.7 million in the first quarter of 2018 for his campaign to unseat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, O'Rourke's campaign announced Tuesday. The Democrat pledged to turn down contributions from political actions committees, but his uphill battle against one of the ... election
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, formally began his re-election campaign Monday, hitting the road extolling Lone Star State exceptionalism — especially in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It was an ostensibly unifying message that complemented Cruz's new campaign slogan — “Tough as Texas” — and punctuated a ... election
WASHINGTON — After easily winning his primary and releasing a jingle needling his opponent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is officially kicking off his re-election campaign. The Republican powerhouse, who will face Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke in November, will launch his general re-election bid next ... election
Hosted in part by Texas High School Democrats and Republicans, the Day of Unity that was held here drew two of the state's most well-known partisans: GOP U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio. And it brought together the Democratic and Republican state party ... election

It is no secret that Donald Trump wasn't the first choice of the Republican party, or some of its most powerful donors. The powerful Mercer family originally backed Texas senator Ted Cruz for president in 2016. By January that year, the mega-donors, Cambridge Analytica backers, and Stephen Bannon ... election
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign relied on Cambridge Analytica for over $5.8 million in services, according to federal records. The data firm is now under fire for allegedly improperly harvesting information from Facebook. by Patrick Svitek and Haley Samsel March 20, 2018 Updated: 2 PM. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at a ... election
Washington (CNN) Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that his re-election campaign was "just having a sense of humor" when it released a radio ad teasing Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who won the Democratic primary, for going by Beto rather than his given name, Robert. "In terms of the jingle, some of it is just ... election
The Texas primaries are underway today, and although the results won't be known until later tonight, both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are currently favored in their respective primary elections. But if the Republican and Democrat ultimately face each other in the Senate race, who would win? The latest ... election
Texas Republican U.S.Senate incumbent Ted Cruz will face Democrat challenger Beto O'Rourke after both won their respective party's primary ballot Tuesday night. The headliner on the Texas ballot was the race for the United States Senate seat held by incumbent Ted Cruz, the junior senator winding ... election
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is hoping to defeat Sen. Ted Cruz, and end a 30-year streak of statewide losses for his party, by taking his grassroots-driven campaign to every single one of Texas' 254 counties — including the deep-red ones that Democrats have ignored for ... election
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed Republican Russ Fulcher in the Idaho's open 1st Congressional District. Cruz, a Republican from Texas, said in a statement distributed by Fulcher's campaign on Tuesday that voters should carefully consider their choices in the upcoming May primary ... election
It's official: Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke will face off in the general election for U.S. Senate in Texas. Cruz, the Republican incumbent, and O'Rourke, a Democratic congressman from El Paso, were on track to easily capture their parties' nominations Tuesday night, according to early returns. Cruz, who is ... election
There probably won't be any surprises in the Senate race there: Incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democrat Rep. Beto O'Rourke are clear favorites to win their respective primaries. So the bigger question after tonight is whether O'Rourke, who outraised Cruz last quarter and has been aggressively ... election
The unique unlikability of Ted Cruz was, for a time, an asset in deep-red Texas. Elected to the Senate in 2012 on a wave of Tea Party discontent, Cruz quickly established his outsider credentials by shutting down the government, grandstanding, maligning his colleagues, blithely stoking ignorance and ... election
Days before the Texas primary, one of Sen. Ted Cruz's primary opponents was the target of the senator's own campaign calls. Rather than asking Stefano de Stefano, a Republican running against Cruz, for his support in the March 6 primary, the caller, paid by Cruz's campaign, repeatedly refused to ... election
For the better part of its first two hours, Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress on Tuesday was a tedious affair. The problem, it seemed, were the senators questioning him. Rarely before has the senescence of this Senate — which, with an average age of 63, is the oldest in history — been so ... election
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spared over political bias and censorship during the Senate's hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers questioned Zuckerberg about the social media company and its handling of user data. Cruz specifically asked if Facebook considers itself a neutral ... election
Ted Cruz tacked toward a different, earlier controversy, repeatedly asking Zuckerberg if Facebook considers "itself a neutral public forum." Zuckerberg said the company viewed the site as an open forum for ideas. Cruz then accused Facebook of engaging in "bias and censorship," quoting a 2016 Gizmodo ... election
Updated at 5:30 p.m. with additional comment from Texas Sen. John Cornyn. WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a mea culpa in a Senate hearing Tuesday for a massive leak of personal data involving Cambridge Analytica, the voter-targeting firm used by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and ... election
Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't want to hear a peep from Hollywood about gun control -- in the wake of the Florida high school shooting -- 'cause he says they're operating under a double standard. We got Cruz Thursday in D.C. and he says celebs weighing in on gun control is totally hypocritical -- considering the ... election
Since losing his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Cruz has been portraying himself as Ted Cruz 2.0, a kinder gentler politician who often voted with his party's leadership. But as the Senate started to debate proposals to provide deportation protections to young immigrants who have ... election
"Ted Cruz has consistently opposed equality for LGBTQ Texans and Americans. He has opposed both local ordinances that would have protected LGBT people in cities in Texas..." reads a press release from the event organizers. "Cruz attacked fellow Republicans for marching in pride parades, he led the ... election
Protesters dance at the "Queer Dance Freakout" event in response to the Texas bathroom bill in front of the Governor's Mansion on Thur., Feb. 23, 2017. Erika Rich for American-Statesman. Protesters dance at the "Queer Dance Freakout" event in response to the Texas bathroom bill in front of the ... election
Ted Cruz is holding up the confirmation of a key agriculture nominee to help oil refiners in his home state of Texas – infuriating some of the Iowans who fueled his rise in the 2016 presidential primary. Cruz is up for re-election this year in Texas, where oil and gas is king and employs hundreds of thousands ... election
But they did know one thing: He's been endorsed by his former boss, U.S. Sen Ted Cruz, and that counts for something in the GOP primaries, the most consequential part of an election year in Texas. "Never heard of him at all, but if Ted Cruz supports him," Eddie Toro of Kyle said as he left the event with his ... election
Sen. Ted Cruz · Rafael (Ted) Edward CruzSasse statement: Trump nominee who spread conspiracy theories has a 'tinfoil hat' Coalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill For the sake of our democracy, politicians must stop bickering MORE (R-Texas) is warning his party that the "left is going ... election
Ted Cruz is holding up the confirmation of a key agriculture nominee to help oil refiners in his home state of Texas – infuriating some of the Iowans who fueled his rise in the 2016 presidential primary. Cruz is up for reelection this year in Texas, where oil and gas is king and employs hundreds of thousand of ... election
Ted Cruz is preparing Texas Republicans for a turbulent election year amid super-charged Democratic enthusiasm — including in his own re-election campaign. by Patrick ... Ted Cruz speaks during a campaign event for congressional candidate Chip Roy in New Braunfels on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. election
Nancy Pelosi's record-setting speech in the House of Representatives probably would've gone longer if she'd consulted with the modern-day king of filibusters ... Ted Cruz. We got the Senator Thursday at the D.C. Prayer Breakfast, where we asked what the hardest part was about giving a marathon speech ... election
(CNN) Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Democrat running to unseat Ted Cruz from the Senate, said he outraised his Republican opponent for the final quarter of 2017. At an event in Houston on Sunday night, O'Rourke announced that his campaign had raised $2.4 million, noting that the amount came from ... election
Ted Cruz is living proof that the invention of high-school debate was a world-historic error on par with the Manhattan Project. He is a seething mass of smug self-regard; a “populist” who, whilst at law school, refused to study with anyone who hadn't gotten their bachelor's degree at Harvard, Princeton, ... election
During a Monday afternoon segment about the bipartisan deal slated to end the three-day government shutdown, Fox News' Shep Smith criticized supporters of President Donald Trump still holding out against the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “There is a part of the ... election
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with a reporter after the Senate passed a procedural vote to reopen the government on Jan. 22, 2018 ... Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tried to argue that, contrary to popular belief, he was not the driving force behind the previous government shutdown in 2013. Back in 2013, Cruz -- then a ... election
The star of Washington's last shutdown is working to keep the government open this time. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, could still pay a political price for this weekend's drama on Capitol Hill — if voters blame the GOP-controlled Congress for failing to reach a deal on a must-pass spending bill to fund the ... election
In a profile of Cruz for our January issue, I noted that after his failed presidential bid, he started pushing the idea of Ted Cruz 2.0, a new senator determined to get along with Republican leadership instead of calling it part of the “Washington cartel.” He told me that the idea of the bomb-throwing Cruz was ... election
Senator Ted Cruz doesn't have problems with the truthfulness of Donald Trump's physical results, but he has a big problem with people who are throwing his personal stats around. Cruz was on Capitol Hill Wednesday when our photog asked whether he believed Trump was really 6'3". Cruz had no issues ... election
John Cornyn and Ted Cruz were standing next to each other but working against each other, trying to convince a hold out senator to vote their way on foreign surveillance legislation. The clock was ticking on Tuesday night, with the usual 15-minute procedural vote left open for nearly an hour and a half, ... election


 

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