Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is expected to announce on Monday formally seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States.
The news was revealed by a strategist Republican senator who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement has been made.
Cruz, 44 years old, will be the first high-profile candidate to formally launch a campaign for the White House, although it is expected that other candidates of his party enter the competition in the coming weeks.
One of the visible head of the ultraconservative movement “Tea Partyâ€ť confirmed his intention to run for the Republican nomination in a ceremony at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The news marks the beginning in the protracted electoral race for the presidential elections of November 2016.
Cruz is one of the young stars on the rise and one of the most controversial figures of the Republican Party, known for his skepticism about the more moderate party sector and its front to the policies of President Barack Obama Democratic criticism.
After joining the US Senate in 2013, Cruz was placed as an uncompromising conservative willing to deal with both Democrats and Republicans alike.
Cruz said he will try to repeal the federal health law, abolish the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and eliminate the Department of Education.
Cross plans were first revealed by The Houston Chronicle.
In contrast, on the Democratic side, the options seem concentrated exclusively on the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has also not yet formally confirmed his candidacy but has indicated that it will take a decision in mid-2015.