- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Looking to tamp down on any speculation that he was a flash-in-the-pan senator, Ted Cruz announced Wednesday that he’s already filed to run for re-election in 2018 in Texas.

Mr. Cruz is in the middle of his fourth year in the Senate, having won election to his first term in 2012. He quickly turned his attention to running for president, but his bid for the GOP nomination flamed out last week.

“Heidi and I feel incredibly privileged to have made the run for president and be part of an incredible grassroots movement,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement issued by his former campaign operation.

“I will continue fighting for jobs, freedom, and security in the Senate for 27 million Texans and all Americans across this great country. The conservative movement remains strong and vibrant. When conservatives are united, we are far more effective.”

Mr. Cruz has yet to back Donald Trump, who bested him in the presidential race.

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