Candidate Profile
Ted Cruz

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ted Cruz
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  0%, 100% (cum.)
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  100%
Christian Coalition of America (CCA), 2014:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2017-19:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2017-18:  100%, 97% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2018:  97% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2016:  96% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  95%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  94%, 94% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2017:  90%, 92% (cum.)
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  88%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2015-16:  83%

96%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  35%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  23%, 8% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2015:  20%, 6% (cum.)
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2016:  0%, 3% (cum.)
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2016:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2015:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2017:  0%

6%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

18
Cathie Adams, Collin County Conservative Republicans, Dallas Liberty Center, Grassroots America, Greg Abbott, Kingwood TEA Party and 12 more

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
21
ActRight, Brian Birdwell, Bryan Hughes, Club for Growth, Concerned Women for America, David Simpson and 15 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
147
1776 PAC, ActRight, Alamo PAC, American Conservative Union, American Future Fund, American Legacy PAC and 141 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Sylvia Garcia

Summary

2%

LIBERAL

98%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

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Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

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It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

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It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

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Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

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More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

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Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

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Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

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Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

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People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

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I support sanctuary cities.

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It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

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I support the death penalty.

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Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

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The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

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The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

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What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

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Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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What role should government play in boosting the economy?

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What changes should be made to the tax code?

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What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

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E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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Background

Education
  • Harvard Law School, Boston, JD, 1995
  • Princeton, Princeton, BA, 1992
Work & Military
  • United States Supreme Court, Clerk, 1996
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Partner, 2008 - 2013
  • Federal Trade Commission, Director of Policy Planning, 2001
  • U.S. Justice Department, Associate Deputy Attorney General, 200
Affiliations
  • Houston's First Baptist Church
  • Federalist Society
  • Free Enterprise Institute
  • Living Water
  • Yes Prep Charter Schools
Offices
  • United States Senator, Held 2013 - Present
  • Solicitor General of Texas, Held 2003 - 2008
  • Attorney General of Texas, Sought 2010
 

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