GOP Sen. Ted Cruz Uses Twitter to Announce Presidential Bid

Associated Press
Ted Cruz

"I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support!"

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas used Twitter to declare his candidacy for president on Sunday night.

His message — which read simply, "I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support!" — included a 30-second video in which he elaborated more on his decision to run.

"It's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again," he says in the clip. "I'm ready to stand with you to lead the fight."

Cruz becomes the first high-profile Republican to officially declare a run for the nation's highest office.

He is expected to make a formal speech Monday, according to the Associated Press.

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