Initial Reactions to Ted Cruz for President Are Decidedly Mixed

The Texas senator's decision to run for president has elicited a range of opinions.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (2nd L) speaks as Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) (R) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (L) listen during a news conference September 9, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Ted Cruz is a polarizing figure in American politics. So it's no surprise that his pre-announcement of his 2016 presidential campaign was met Sunday with reactions ranging from gushing praise to outright disdain. 

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