Ted Cruz Will Make His 2016 Presidential Announcement Monday

According to the Houston Chronicle, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday that he’s running for 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. The announcement will come at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. and now he is the second person to join in the race joining Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul who officially registered but has not yet announced.

The move will make Cruz, who came to national prominence in part for his 2013 filibuster on the Senate floor against Obamacare, the first GOP presidential candidate. The Cruz move could speed up the expected April announcement of Floridian’s, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio.

Other’s expected to join the field in the next 60 days will be  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

With Monday’s formal declaration of candidacy, Sen. Cruz will  be free to raise money for his presidential campaign directly, rather than relying on donations to a political-action committee supporting him. Some donors are reluctant to give to candidates before they formally announce.

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.