Skip to comments.Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential bid
Posted on 03/22/2015 10:13:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
(CNN)Ted Cruz is first out the gate.
The first-term senator from Texas announced early Monday he is running for president.
Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in a 30-second video message in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Later in the day, he will appear at Virginia's Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world, where he will make his in-person declaration.
"I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support!" Cruz said in his tweet.
Cruz, 44, will be the first candidate to formally throw his hat in the ring for what's expected to be a crowded GOP primary, with more than a dozen high-profile Republicans expressing serious interest in a White House run.
"It's a time for truth, a time to rise to the challenge just as Americans have always done," Cruz says over clips of American landscapes and people. "It's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again. And I'm ready to stand with you to lead the fight."
The Houston Chronicle first reported that Cruz would declare his candidacy on Monday, skipping the step of forming an exploratory committee, according to advisers with direct knowledge of his plans.
Cruz, armed with his trademark ostrich boots and impressive oratory skills, has quickly made a name for himself in the past two years since he started in the Senate, solidifying his brand as a conservative firebrand willing to take on establishment Republicans in Washington.
A constant and vocal critic of the Obama administration, he's perhaps best known for his stalwart fight against Obamacare in 2013, which led to a tense standoff between Democrats
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Finally, a Conservative to vote for.
I’m wiling to volunteer when he sets up a base in TN
David Limbaugh just congratulated him on Twitter.
Hannity.com or on FOX News (FNC) 7p PDT, 10p EDT
It's official: Ted Cruz confirms bid for President with midnight Tweet and cheesy announcement video to be first GOP contender for 2016
Primary season is afoot.
I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support!Cant get more True Conservative than that. :)
Cruz for Prez... Bill Whittle for VeeP... Ben Shapiro for Attorney General..
Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in a 30-second video message in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday.
I’m glad he’s already bypassing traditional media, which will take stabs at him every chance they get.
Go get ‘em, Ted!
Cruz and Walker are my top two choices. They’d make one hell of a great team.
20 months out seems slightly excessive. That being said, good luck to him.
Well, I’ve just been to tedcruz.org and made my donation. I hope Ted uses it well. Wish I could get a yard sign out of it.
Best candidate since Ronaldus Magnus. Let’s ROLL!
I was thinking that West would be an incredible choice as VP. Awesome idea.
Can Ted Cruz win?
That’s all that matters.
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Here's the man
Here's his office
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