Midnight tweet from Cruz-
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I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support! pic.twitter.com/0UTqaIoytP
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2015
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Hours ahead of an expected Monday morning announcement at Liberty University, Ted Cruz told supporters just after midnight that he was launching a White House bid.
“I'm running for president, and I hope to earn your support!”he tweeted.
Cruz becomes the first major presidential contender to formally declare himself a 2016 candidate, a move likely to upend the dynamics of the nascent presidential race.
Video from CBS News