Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is weighing a presidential run in 2016, according to a report in the National Review.
The freshman lawmaker has already made waves in conservative circles with his aggressive questioning of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his willingness to filibuster the Senate's attempt at expanding background checks on gun purchases. According to the conservative magazine, GOP leaders in early voting states are already encouraging Cruz to consider a bid.
“Ted won’t be opening an Iowa office anytime soon, but he’s listening,” an anonymous source identified as a "longtime Cruz associate" told the National Review. “This is all in the early stages; nothing is official. It’s just building on its own.”