National Review: Ted Cruz Mulling Presidential Bid

After making a hostile debut in the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz (R-TX) has set his sights on a higher office, according to National Review’s Robert Costa

Citing “friends and confidants,” National Review reported on Wednesday that Cruz is considering a run for president:

Cruz won’t talk about it publicly, and even privately he’s cagey about revealing too much of his thought process or intentions. But his interest is undeniable.

The senator is never quoted in the piece, but a number of supporters spoke enthusiastically of his prospects.

Cruz has recently been in the headlines for going after his own party. After taking heat from GOP colleagues over his gun control filibuster threat, the conservative firebrand called Republicans “squishes.” The line prompted conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin to call on the senator to apologize to his fellow Republicans.

Read more on Cruz’s presidential prospects here.

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