Texas Senator Ted Cruz to announce presidential run: report

Senator Ted Cruz greets supporter Earl Spruce at the Strafford County Republican Committee Chili and Chat in Barrington(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.

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