Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday that he’s running for president.
The Texas Republican plans to make the announcement while speaking at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., the Washington Examiner confirmed. Sources told the Houston Chronicle, which first reported the news early Sunday morning, that he’ll skip over the traditional step of creating an exploratory committee and go straight to a full-on presidential run.
The move will make Cruz, who came to national prominence in part for his 2013 filibuster on the Senate floor against Obamacare, the first GOP presidential candidate. Possible challengers in his field may include former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
I’m pleased as punch about this, and I’ll say it now: I endorse Ted Cruz. This is the first opportunity I have had, hell, probably since I started this blog to endorse a presidential candidate whom I support wholeheartedly. If he has decided not to wait to announce, then why should I wait to endorse him?
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— Patterico (@Patterico) March 22, 2015