Ted Cruz Officially Announces Candidacy

On March 23, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) officially announced his candidacy for President in a speech at Liberty University. His remarks emphasized his Christian conservative credentials, as well as other key issues like Common Core and education:

Instead of a federal government that seeks to dictate school curriculum through Common Core…

… imagine repealing every word of Common Core.

Imagine embracing school choice as the civil rights issue of the next generation…

… that every single child, regardless of race, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of wealth or ZIP Code, every child in America has the right to a quality education.

And that’s true from all of the above, whether is public schools, or charter schools, or private schools, or Christian schools, or parochial schools, or home schools, every child.

You can view a transcript of the entire speech here.  You can also view the full speech below: