Christine Ayala, The Dallas Morning News

Christine Ayala

The Dallas Morning News

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Past articles by Christine:

Cruz: Obama’s trip to Cuba only legitimizes oppressive Castro regime

WASHINGTON– Sen. Ted Cruz has harsh words for President Barack Obama as he visits Cuba this week, marking a milestone for U.S.- Cuban relations. Cruz penned an op-ed in Politico Sunday, denouncing… → Read More

On border tour, Cruz blasts media for crossing into Mexico for a better shot

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz blasted the media traveling with him to the border for crossing into Mexico to get a better camera shot of the presidential hopeful. "The border… → Read More

Dallas Rep. Jeb Hensarling endorses Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON – Dallas Rep. Jeb Hensarling endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday, adding to Cruz's growing count of congressional backers. “I believe that now is the time for Republicans and… → Read More

Rubio calls Cruz the ‘only conservative left in the race’

WASHINGTON– Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio praised Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday as the "only conservative left in the race" for the White House. Rubio, a Florida senator, dropped out… → Read More

Despite Phyllis Schlafly’s endorsement of Trump, many Eagle Forum members sticking with Cruz

WASHINGTON– The founder of the conservative Eagle Forum endorsed GOP front-runner Donald Trump for president Sunday, but many in the organization are sticking with Sen. Ted Cruz instead. Phyllis Schlafly… → Read More

Caitlyn Jenner: If Ted Cruz is elected president, I’ll be his trans ambassador

WASHINGTON — Caitlyn Jenner plans to be Sen. Ted Cruz's ambassador to the transgender community, if he is elected president First reported by The Advocate, Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist… → Read More

Sen. John Cornyn calls Trump an ‘albatross’ to the Republican Party

WASHINGTON— Sen. John Cornyn has yet to throw his support behind any Republican presidential hopeful, but Monday Cornyn raised concerns about the impact front-runner Donald Trump could have down ballot. Cornyn… → Read More

Cruz and Rubio team up against Trump on tax returns and support from the KKK

WASHINGTON– Sen. Ted Cruz has teamed up with Sen. Marco Rubio, pressuring GOP presidential front-runner and billionaire Donald Trump to release more financial information. The duo, jockeying for second place… → Read More

If Cruz has a poor showing on Super Tuesday, backers plan to ditch him for Rubio

Update: This post has been updated with commentary. WASHINGTON—Conservative activists, known as The GROUP, could ditch their support for Sen. Ted Cruz if he has a poor showing on Super… → Read More

Student newspaper retracts story that got Ted Cruz’s national spokesman fired

WASHINGTON– The student newspaper that misquoted Sen. Marco Rubio's comments on the Bible – and led to Sen. Ted Cruz firing his national spokesman – has retracted the post. Cruz's… → Read More

Cruz campaign cuts ties with controversial street artist Sabo

WASHINGTON– Sen. Ted Cruz has cut ties with a Los Angeles street artist Sabo for recent controversial tweets. Sabo supported Cruz for president with posters that bolster Cruz's image a Washington outsider, reading… → Read More

Ted Cruz fires national spokesman Rick Tyler

This post has been updated with a tweet from Donald Trump. WASHINGTON– Sen. Ted Cruz fired his campaign's national spokesman Rick Tyler Monday, after Tyler posted a video to Facebook… → Read More

Robocalls from pro-Cruz PAC target Trump and South Carolina governor on Confederate flag

WASHINGTON– A super PAC backing Sen. Ted Cruz is slamming GOP rival Donald Trump and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on the removal of a Confederate flag from the state's… → Read More

At age 80, longtime Dallas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson probably running her last race

The veteran lawmaker, 80, faces two challengers in the Democratic primary for the 30th Congressional District. → Read More

Rubio bashes Cruz for Photoshopped image shaking hands with Obama

WASHINGTON– Sen. Marco Rubio says he is the latest victim of "deceitful" tactics used by rival Sen. Ted Cruz. A manipulated photo shows Rubio shaking hands with President Barack Obama… → Read More

Attack ads take center stage in South Carolina, and Cruz wants this one gone

WASHINGTON— Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign asked South Carolina stations Monday to stop playing an attack ad from the American Future Fund super PAC, which claims Cruz proposed “mass legalization” of… → Read More

Houston’s Geto Boys are not happy with Ted Cruz’s remix dissing Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON— Houston hip-hop group the Geto Boys are getting some unwanted attention thanks to Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz — who they call the "devil's advocate." Cruz launched an… → Read More

Cruz channels ‘Office Space’ to diss Hillary Clinton in his latest ad

WASHINGTON– Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign channeled the movie "Office Space" to hit Hillary Clinton in a new ad. The ad, first reported by MSNBC, shows a Clinton lookalike and two… → Read More

Jewish groups call out Cruz for endorsement from preacher who says Jews will be ‘hunted’

WASHINGTON– Jewish groups are criticizing Sen. Ted Cruz for an endorsement from Iowa-based evangelical preacher Mike Bickle, who claims Jews must convert to Christianity or they will be "hunted" by… → Read More

Unwelcome wagon: Trump, Cruz rhetoric likely to discourage Hispanics from voting for GOP

George W. Bush enjoyed more support from Hispanics than his predecessors, receiving almost half of the Latino vote in the 2004 presidential race. But other Republican presidential contenders haven’t come close to that mark in the last decade. → Read More