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Why Ted Cruz wasn't really the first official 2016 candidate




US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi wave to the crowd after he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for US president March 23, 2015, inside the Vine Center at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi wave to the crowd after he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for US president March 23, 2015, inside the Vine Center at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Senator Ted Cruz made news this week for being the first candidate to announce a run for president in 2016. Except, he really wasn't the first official candidate. Not by a long shot.

National Journal staff correspondent Emma Roller joined Take Two to explain.