Ted Cruz

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign event at Mekeel Christian Academy on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Scotia, N.Y. Cruz is scheduled to campaign in California on Monday.

By Chris Nichols
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

Republican Ted Cruz will bring his conservative campaign for president to California on Monday, with stops scheduled in Orange County and San Diego.

As presidential candidates arrive in the state, PolitiFact California is highlighting their records with the truth. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while on California soil.

As of Friday, PolitiFact, the national and independent fact-checking website, has examined 102 statements made by Cruz.

It rated 67 percent of his claims either Mostly False, False or Pants On Fire. The last designation is reserved for only the most wild falsehoods.

Below is Cruz’ PolitiFact scorecard. Click here for a dynamic look at his record.

One example of a Pants On Fire earned by Cruz was his January claim that Obamacare “is the biggest job-killer in this country — millions of Americans have lost their jobs, have been forced into part-time work.”

After speaking with experts and researching data on the topic, PolitiFact found: “The government’s employment surveys show no sign of that occurring. By every measure, millions more people are working and millions fewer are stuck unwillingly in part-time work since the time the Affordable Care Act became law. The law might have affected part-time work for certain kinds of people, but that didn’t change the improvement in the overall numbers.”

The Texas senator, who has pledged to repeal Obamacare, trails Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the delegate race for the GOP nomination. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a distant third.

Still, the nomination is far from decided, making California a pivotal state. All three Republicans are expected to campaign heavily in the state leading up to its June 7th primary. The Golden State offers the most delegates, 172, of any state. The delegates will be divided proportionally.

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