Texas Senator Ted Cruz to announce presidential run: report

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(Reuters) – Republican Senator Ted Cruz plans to announce on Monday that he will run for president in 2016, the Houston Chronicle reported on its website.

The newspaper, citing senior advisers to the Texas senator who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported that Cruz would launch a presidential bid outright rather than the traditional path of forming an exploratory committee.  

He would become the first Republican presidential candidate to announce a run for the 2016 election.

Cruz, a leading conservative who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, is slated to make a speech on Monday at Liberty University in Virginia. “You’re going to want to be there,” a member of Cruz’ staff told the Daily Beast web site but declined to reveal the specific nature of the address.

Last weekend the first-term Texas senator was in New Hampshire, a state crucial to presidential aspirants because of its early primary. Also there were other potential candidates: Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida; former Texas governor Rick Perry; and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Cruz has also spent time in Iowa, another key early state.

In an interview on MSNBC last week, Cruz said he had been getting “very encouraging” support regarding a presidential run.

Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school, was established by the late conservative evangelist Jerry Falwell.

Cruz would aim to raise between $40 million and $50 million over the course of the primary campaign, the Chronicle reported.

(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Paul Tait


11 thoughts on “Texas Senator Ted Cruz to announce presidential run: report

  1. Ted Cruz was not born in the United States, and therefore, he cannot run for president. That’s the law.

    They’re trying to get us used to non-Americans holding the office to help “globalize” us, but we shouldn’t let them do this again. With Obama there was a lie and a debate about where he was born, but this piece of trash is already known to be born elsewhere.

    The minute he announces his candidacy I’m calling up to rant about this BS to anyone who’ll answer the phone, and I hope you’ll do the same. Don’t allow this again. He wasn’t born here. He CAN’T be president. End of story.

  2. I am absolutly dumbfounded as to how fast this country is circleing the drain and how f#@king stupid it’s people have become. This isn’t ok.

  3. So question, I was born in Germany in an American hospital. My dad was military. My mom is german. I am an American citizen. I would not be able to run for president?

  4. His campaign jingle will go something like “I’m a crypto, your a crypto, he’s a crypto, she’s a crypto, wouldn’t you like to be a crypto-jew.”
    (sung to the tune of the old.Dr. Pepper commercial.)

  5. “…reported that Cruz would launch a presidential bid outright rather than the traditional path of forming an exploratory committee.”

    On WHAT grounds?

    Papers, please?

  6. This is not to offend anyone but this has hit a nerve with me. It is the same as saying I am not an American citizen. His mother is American. He may have been born in Canada but he is naturally an American citizen through his mother. I was born in Germany, and I am an American citizen by birth. My dad was American, my mother German. I am a natural born citizen of the United States. So what I am not American because I was born in Germany? I am as American as you are. Not German American… Just American.

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