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Published On: Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015

Ted Cruz announces presidential run, makes campaign promises

The 2016 Presidential race just got the first candidate as Texas Senator Ted Cruz officially announced his intentions to run, speaking before Liberty University on Monday. Cruz talked about standing for liberty, preventing Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, ending Obamacare, abolishing the IRS and honoring the Constitution.

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As the first major presidential candidate to officially declare, he told the crowd to “imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders” and drew applause when he promised to “stand up and defeat radical Islamic terrorism.”

Cruz asked the crowd to “imagine a president who says I will honor the Constitution and under no circumstances will Iran be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.”

He also urged the crowd to imagine a simple flat tax. He added, “imagine abolishing the IRS.”

Cruz spoke on the fifth anniversary of Obama’s health care law and applause rose in the hall when Cruz reminded the crowd Monday that Liberty University filed a suit against the law right after its enactment.

“The incredible opportunity of the American dream, what has enabled millions of people from all over the world to come to America with nothing and to achieve anything. And then the American exceptionalism that has made this nation a clarion voice for freedom in the world, a shining city on a hill…That’s the promise of America. That is what makes this nation an indispensable nation, a unique nation in the history of the world.”

Other GOP candidates are expected to be: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and two Senate colleagues, Kentucky’s Rand Paul and Florida’s Marco Rubio, are eyeing campaign launches soon.

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