Today we unveil a new feature here at The Fix: Your online guide to the Presidential Candidates. Each time someone decides to run, we'll do something similar, helping you navigate the online world around each candidate.

The basics

Top Google hits for searches for "Ted Cruz":
- Ted Cruz - Wikipedia

Google autofill for his name:

Google autofill for his name plus "is":

The latter arises because Cruz was born in Canada, which doesn't pose a problem in his presidential run.

Campaign website: was reserved prior to Cruz's political career by a lawyer in Arizona, according to Mother Jones magazine. It used to look like this:

Now it looks like this:

A former roommate told the magazine GQ recently that Cruz preferred to study only with graduates of Harvard, Princeton, or Yale, dismissing the rest as “the minor Ivies.”
“It’s complete nonsense,” Cruz said. “It’s simply not true.”

First Wikipedia entry date: August 20, 2005
First Wikipedia entry:

R. Ted Cruz is the Solicitor General of the U.S. State of Texas. He was appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in January 2003, and is the chief appellate lawyer for the state.
Cruz is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. While in university, he was one of North America's top-ranked parliamentary debaters, winning the top speaker award at the North American Debating Championship in 1992.

First Wikipedia addition: At end: "and reaching the semi-finals of the World Debating Championship in 1995."

Social media

On Twitter: @tedcruz
Follower/following ratio: 18.8 followers for every one followed
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Most popular tweet, per Favstar:

First mention of Cruz on Twitter:

On Facebook: /tedcruzpage
Likes: 1.2 million
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On Youtube: SenTedCruz
Subscribers: 21,997
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Best music video related to Cruz:

On Tumblr: None. There are some uncomplimentary Tumblr pages, however.


Google image search results:

Rating: Not embarrassing

Key GIFs from Giphy:

Rating: Moderately embarrassing

Sen. Ted Cruz has declared his candidacy for president. The Texas Republican is known for his fiery oratorial style. Here's his take on immigration, Obamacare and, well, green eggs and ham. (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)