And so it begins.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the first to officially announce.
The report from Ashley Killough and Jeremy Diamond of CNN:
Ted Cruz is first out the gate.
The first-term senator from Texas announced early Monday he is running for president.
Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in a 30-second video message in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Later in the day, he will appear at Virginia’s Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world, where he will make his in-person declaration.
“I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” Cruz said in his tweet.
Cruz, Ted. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support”. Twitter. 22 March 2015.
Killough, Ashley and Jeremy Diamond. “Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential bid”. CNN. 23 March 2015.