And he is off and running….
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will announce a presidential campaign on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The Houston Chronicle quotes unidentified senior Cruz advisers, who said he will launch a bid for the White House outright instead of forming an exploratory committee.

Those advisers told the Chronicle that Cruz plans to raise as much as $50 million during the primary, adding that the key to success is cobbling together a coalition of tea party voters, libertarians and social conservatives.