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Ted Cruz Announces Republican Presidential Candidacy

Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, recently announced that he will be running as a Republican presidential candidate for the 2016 elections.  During a speech at Liberty University, Cruz attempted to rally the support of religious conservatives by speaking about “reigniting the promise of America.”  He plans on implementing conservative policies to change the direction of the country.

Cruz is known for being on the far right, according to an article on He has a lot of support among the Tea Party, but might have a tough time appeasing the general Republican Party compared to some more moderate Republicans who potentially might run for president, like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.

“Imagine in 2017, a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare,” reads Cruz’s campaign website. Cruz plans to repeal Obamacare if elected, implementing healthcare reforms that would reduce government’s involvement and make health care more affordable.

Cruz has also spoken about potential tax reforms he strongly supports. “Imagine a simple flat tax, that lets every American fill out his or her taxes on a postcard,” Cruz said, “Imagine abolishing the IRS.”

Regarding foreign issues, Cruz’s Campaign website states that he would completely support Israel and plans to overcome radical Muslim terrorism. Along with this, Cruz stated, “Imagine a legal immigration system that welcomes those to achieve the American dream.”

According to Cruz’s announcement speech he promotes small businesses and less government regulations, in hopes of creating more jobs and opportunities.  He would make policies that would make America energy self-sufficient, which he believes will create many high paying jobs.

According to Cruz’s campaign website, he is pro-life.

Cruz also stated in his Presidential announcement speech that he would work to repeal the common core, which would limit the federal government’s role in education.  He promotes every child having a right to great education.

Ted Cruz was a leader in the effort to shut down the government over budget issues in 2013.

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