Ted Cruz: The Cruzade Begins

Ted Cruz: The Cruzade Begins

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will announce that he is a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination today. The venue? Liberty University (“Training Champions for Christ since 1971“), founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell, not known for religious tolerance or compassion. Mr. Cruz should feel right at home. His Dad, Rafael Cruz, is a Texas evangelical pastor who makes Jerry Falwell look like Mister Rogers.

There should be a substantial crowd for the senator’s appearance at the Vines Center, since the event is a Liberty University Convocation. All LU students who live on campus are required to attend these convocations, which occur three times a week.

Related:

“Why Ted Cruz of Texas Is Announcing in Virginia and Two Weeks Before Rand Paul,” Margaret Talev, Jonathan Allen, David Weigel, Bloomberg

“Ted Cruz and the Truth-O-Meter Already Hot,”  W. Gardner Selby, PolitiFact Texas

“Why the GOP 2016 Candidates Are Racing to the Right,” Perry Bacon, Jr., NBC News

“Ted Cruz’s Father: ‘The Bible Tells You Exactly Who To Vote For,'” Elizabeth Dias, TIME

“Ted Cruz’s religious horror: Why he’s really running for High Priest of America,” Janet Ruminski, Salon

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