Monday, March 23, 2015
Cruz to announce presidential run Monday
USA TODAY - Ted Cruz will announce Monday that he will seek the presidency, with a campaign that aims to energize the party's Tea Party and socially conservative wings.
Cruz's plans were confirmed Sunday by two senior advisers with direct knowledge of his plans, who requested anonymity because an official announcement had not yet been made. He will be the first Republican to declare his candidacy.
The freshman senator from Texas is set to announce his intentions in a speech at Liberty University, founded by Jerry Falwell, and which bills itself as the world's largest Christian university. The Houston Chronicle was the first to report Cruz's announcement.