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Ted Cruz Announces His White House Run

Sen. Ted Cruz (TX-R) set the Senate and the political world in Washington, D.C. on fire when he was elected in 2012. Now Cruz has become the first big-named prospective presidential candidate to official announce his campaign.

Cruz kicked off his campaign Monday with a fiery speech to an arena full of roaring fans at Liberty University.

Cruz explain how and why he would work to dismantle the IRS and how he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a market-based, patient-centered initiative.

“Imagine a simple flat tax,” Cruz said said. “Imagine abolishing the IRS.”

Cruz didn’t shy away from the hot-button issue of immigration. “Imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders,” he said.

“God has blessed America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn’t done with America yet,” Cruz said, promising the crowd that he plans on “reigniting the promise of America.”

“There are people who wonder if faith is real,” Cruz said. “I can tell you in my family there is not a second of doubt, because were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ . . . I would have been raised by a single mom without my father in the household.”

“Today, roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting; they’re staying home,” Cruz said.

“Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values,” Cruz declared.

Cruz first made mention of his potential announcement in less than 140 characters on Twitter Sunday night:

Senator Ted Cruz was born Dec. 22, 1970, in Calgary city in Alberta, Canada to an American-born mother, Eleanor, and a Cuban-born father, Rafael. Despite some assertions to the contrary, Ted Cruz is a citizen of the United States. He officially renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014.

Recently, two former chief Justice Department lawyers wrote in the Harvard Law Review that “there is no question” Cruz meets every Constitutional requirement of being a “natural born citizen” leaving no doubt that he is eligible to run for president of the United States.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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