Considered by many to be a rising conservative star after just a few months in the Senate, Ted Cruz (R-TX) is reportedly mulling a presidential bid.
Friends of the senator say that he’s been listening to enthusiastic supporters and discussing the 2016 election and a possible campaign with associates.
“We all see a path, and he does, too,” one former colleague said.
While he’s new to the U.S. Senate, by 2015 he will have spent as much time there as the current President did before launching his White House campaign.
In a statement, Cruz said his focus was on electing conservatives in 2014 and defending liberty, calling the 2016 buzz ”a continued source of amazement."
"The simple fact that I am working hard with like-minded Senators to keep my promise [should not be] seen as newsworthy or cause for wild speculation.”
Fun fact: Ted Cruz, 42, was born in Canada!
Scholars generally agree that he can run because his mother was a natural-born U.S. citizen. His father, a Cuban immigrant, is a naturalized citizen.