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March 22, 2015

Breaking News : Reuters- Texas Senator Ted Cruz to announce presidential run [Weirddave]

It isn't often that we open bloggers get to break news stories on weekends, but Reuters published a story this morning that it has confirmed that Ted Cruz will announce tomorrow at Liberty University that he's running for the office of President of the United States.

ETA He announced on Twitter at 12:10AM. It's official. He's running.


(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.

Story here.

I believe at this stage it's only a Reuters report, citing the Houston Chronicle as a source. I haven't seen confirmation from the Cruz camp yet, but Scott Walker was asked about it on Fox and Friends, he responded gracefully with a subtle jab at Jeb (Cruz comments at 6:30):

So, I guess its "Game On" for 2016.

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ETA: You can buy the above graphic as a T-shirt from Sabo's Etsy store

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