GOP 2016

The First GOP Candidate to Announce for President

Ted Cruz is the first candidate officially running for president in 2016.

“I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” Cruz announced on Twitter early Monday, a teaser to his official announcement planned at Liberty University in Virginia Monday.

“I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise,” the Texas Republican said in video released with his tweet. “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.”

Cruz is the first White House hopeful to announce his run, bypassing launching an exploratory committee and jumping right into the race.

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