Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzThe Trail 2016: Fight night Google backs Obama's internet transition plan Steve King asks: Will Clinton be ‘on her meds or off her meds’ for debate? MORE (R-Texas) on Wednesday said he's focused on this year's elections for control of the Senate, not a possible run for the White House in 2016.
“What I can tell you is my focus right now is on the Senate, on trying to win control of the Senate. I think Republicans can take control of the Senate in 2014,” Cruz said Wednesday on Fox News's “Hannity.”
“That's who our nominee should be. And I hope everyone who's thinking about it steps up, leads. I hope we have an abundance of riches. That would be a terrific outcome for the country,” Cruz said.
Cruz is seen as a likely candidate himself, and has visited important primary states.
Next month he’ll speak at a homecoming rally in Iowa hosted by the state’s Christian Home Educators group. In mid-April, Cruz will travel to New Hampshire for the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, sponsored by Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity.