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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday, May 3, 2013 in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert)

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"It is a continued source of amazement that the simple fact that I am working hard with like-minded Senators to keep my promise is seen as newsworthy and cause for wild speculation," Sen. Ted Cruz said of rumors he is mulling a presidential run. (Associated Press)

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"It is a continued source of amazement that the simple fact that I am working hard with like-minded Senators to keep my promise is seen as newsworthy and cause for wild speculation," Sen. Ted Cruz said of rumors he is mulling a presidential run. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas walks through the Capitol complex in Washington, Friday, March 22, 2013, after his attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act was defeated during a flurry of votes on amendments to the budget resolution. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas walks through the Capitol complex in Washington, Friday, March 22, 2013, after his attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act was defeated during a flurry of votes on amendments to the budget resolution. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas walks through the Capitol complex in Washington, Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, gave the keynote address to close the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, gave the keynote address to close the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin greets Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) as she takes the stage to speak during the final day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in Fort Washington, Md. on March 16, 2013. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Special to The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, closes out the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, closes out the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, says he will offer an amendment to delay funding for the Affordable Care Act until the economy improves, and his bill is winning support from others such as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. (Associated Press)

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“Is Cruz under attack because he’s Hispanic? Not at all … Cruz is under attack because he’s out-debating Democrats,” Powerline says of freshman GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Statesman.com via associated press

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“Is Cruz under attack because he’s Hispanic? Not at all … Cruz is under attack because he’s out-debating Democrats,” Powerline says of freshman GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Statesman.com via associated press

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** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, 42, a freshman Republican from Texas and darling of the tea party, has a skyrocketing political profile that fuels speculation that he already is setting his sights higher — possibly including a run for president in 2016. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)