(WLNS) – It is official, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas plans to run for President in 2016.
He told the country via Twitter saying, “I am running for president and I hope to earn your support.” He also attached a 30 second video paid for by the group Cruz for President.
He is the first person to officially announce his candidacy.
Cruz became a Texas senator in 2012 and he is the first Hispanic man to serve as a U.S. Senator from Texas.
A formal speech by Senator Cruz is scheduled for later this morning.