Ted Cruz Mulls 2016 Presidential Run: Report

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 8:04 AM CDT
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Ted Cruz Mulls 2016 Presidential Run: Report

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The National Review Online is reporting Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is considering a bid for the nation's top office in 2016.

According to the article, Cruz is already discussing a presidential run with supporters.  If he makes a run, he'll likely face senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Paul Rand of Kentucky as contenders for the Republican nomination.

Supporters argue the 42-year-old attorney would be a Barry Goldwater-type who would rattle the GOP establishment.

Although he was born in Canada, Cruz feels he's eligible to be President of the United States since his mother was a U.S. citizen.

Before running for the senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012, Cruz was the Solicitor General for the state of Texas between 2003 and 2008.

Cruz has said nothing publicly about any plans to run in the next presidential election.

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