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The quick guide to America’s 2018 Texas US Senate candidates

Complete list of the 2018 Texas US Senate candidate political stances

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz’s political stances

Ted Cruz was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and has served as a U.S. Senator from Texas since 2012. Cruz served as the solicitor general from Texas from 2003 to 2008 and was a policy adviser to President George W. Bush. Cruz is an alumnus of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Pro-life, and I also oppose abortion for victims of rape and incest Source

Do you support NFL players “taking a knee” in protest of racial injustice and police brutality? stats discuss

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Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, and the government should not give funds to any organizations that perform abortions Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military? stats discuss

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Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes Source

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, the government should support abstinence programs instead Source

Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

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Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

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Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, religion is an important aspect of our country’s history Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

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Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

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Should sports betting be legal? stats discuss

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Immigration issues

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes Source

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

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Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children? stats discuss

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Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, and we should deport all illegal immigrants Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: If necessary Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, all illegal immigrants should be deported Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

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Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, and all illegal immigrants should be deported Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, remove them from the U.S. Source

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Decrease, companies are currently taking advantage of this program to decrease wages Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

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Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

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Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, limiting drug prices would also limit the investment in research and development into new life-saving drugs Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: More, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice Source

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid? stats discuss

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Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

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Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

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Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Regardless, we should end all social welfare programs Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Reform to a flat tax Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: More Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Lower Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

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Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, and the government should not interfere with the free market