As promised Sunday afternoon in a Twitter post, around midnight, Senator Ted Cruz posted a video Tweet saying that “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” Cruz’s video is titled “A Time For Truth” which is the same tile of his book which is soon to be released for which he received a $1.5 million advancement. The video can be viewed via youtube below.
Cruz becomes the first presidential candidate in either party to officially announce his candidacy.
Cruz will make an announcement speech at 10:00 am Monday at Liberty University.
Painting himself as an unapologetic Reagan conservative, Cruz has a strong support base within the tea party movement, and is very popular among evangelicals, national security conservatives, as well as Hispanic and Jewish voters.
Senator Rand Paul is expected to announce his candidacy for president on April 7th.
With less than a year until the first primaries and caucuses, the presidential field is beginning to shape up.
By Javan Browder, Managing Editor – Conservative Fifty Dot Com