Ted Cruz Throws His Hat in 2016 Ring
He got there first. “I’m running for president and I hope to earn your support,” tweeted the 44-year-old Texas senator early this morning. Cruz’s move, which makes him the GOP’s first official contender, aims to take the focus off other possible candidates — namely Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The first-term senator hopes to slowly build support across the party. But it’ll be a long, hard race for the renowned Obamacare opponent, who’s warming up today with a speech at Liberty University.