Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ted Cruz Gets the Jump on Rand; Will Announce Presidential Bid Monday

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz  will announce his presidential campaign Monday, according to ABC News. , He will be first major presidential candidate to officially enter the 2016 race.

Aides to the Republican senator tell ABC News he will make the announcement during the convocation speech at Liberty University, a Christian college in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Cruz, a Cuban-American, was born in Calgary, Canada to an American mother and a father who fled Cuba in the 1950's. Cruz held dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship until 2014 when he formally renounced his Canadian citizenship.

Cruz received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. From 2003 to 2008, he served as solicitor general in Texas.

In 2000, he served as a domestic policy adviser on George W. Bush’s presidential campaign.

Cruz has also worked at the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department, in addition to clerking for former Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

It should be noted that Cruz has little chance of winning the nomination. However, the Rand Paul camp is concerned that Cruz will pull votes away from Rand.


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