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Ted Cruz
Congressman
Deck Outsider Republican
Homestate: Texas
Traits
Stamina: Hyper
Charisma: Reserved
Intelligence: Sharp
Media Bias: Disliked
Experience: Expert
Funds: Rich

While in office, Cruz has worked to defend the
Second Amendment and push for increased
border security. He's been pro-military and
favored limiting the federal government's power.
Cruz has retained a hard anti-abortion stance.


Introduction

Playstyle
Ted Cruz is a capital-C Conservative that is no stranger to the political game.
Strengths Weaknesses
  • Hyper Stamina: Ted Cruz will be able to outrun his opponents with above-average stamina to get his campaign up and running, while allowing him to cover all corners of the map.
  • Political Expert: With embedded networking centers, social clubs, and power broker suites, Cruz will be able to capitalize on it with a wide deck of cards, with a moment for every occasion to take control of the reins of the race. Putting him ahead of his competitors when his experience is used accordingly.
  • Good Start: Every time you boot up the map with Ted Cruz, you will have relatively good issue scores that will help give you the nod in many swing states, alongside a strong start in Texas. Ted Cruz will have no problem getting HQs up and running early on, and capitalizing on his map position with a robust campaign infrastructure.
  • Bad Charisma: Ted Cruz has some of the worst charisma stats in the entire game, a fate shared by Andrew Yang and Michael Bloomberg. Every time you want to give a speech, you will be needing to expend 6 points off your stamina meter.
  • Media Bias: Ted Cruz doesn't shine well in the media spotlight, combine this with his charisma, and you have a deadly duo of traits that will have you expending 1 extra stamina point every time you want to give a speech, or place an ad, while getting the -5% ad penalty.


Stamina Attributes

In a single turn Cruz can do:

  • Up to 13 movements in a single turn.
  • Up to 2 Speeches with 1 stamina point leftover.
  • Up to 2 Advertisements with 3 stamina points leftover.
  • Up to 3 HQ upgrades with 1 stamina point leftover.

Issue Stances

Issue stances affect how well a candidate will be received across various states. Changes in some issue stances may help in one state but hurt in another. Overall, they average out to give a general consensus of how your candidate is received, having a direct link to your electability across the board.

Border Protection
80
Strict Deportation
70
Finish the Wall
60
Repeal Obamacare
50
Insurance Company Transparency
60
Individual Tax Cuts
70
Corporate Tax Cuts
50
Free Market Capitalism
70
Energy Independence
60
Nationalism
50
Religious Freedom
60
Second Amendment Protections
80
Tough on Crime
50
Stronger Law Enforcement
50
Transgender Rights
-20
Stricter Gun Control
-30
Social Network Censorship
40
Voter ID
60
Abortion
-70
School Choice
50
Traditional Values
60
Combating Drug Trafficking
40


Unused:


Global Leadership
-40
Tech Deregulation
50


Update History

v.82

Trivia

  • Ted Cruz is one of two Republicans to appear at the beginning of Political Machine 2024's roster that was not in the 2024 primary, alongside fellow Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw.


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