US Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) announces hi candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for US President March 23, 2015, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Pledging to renew the promise of America, Senator Ted Cruz kicked off the 2016 presidential race Monday, officially launching his White House quest at an evangelical college and firing up ultra-conservative voters.   AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards / AFP / PAUL J. RICHARDS        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)