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May 1, 2013

NRO: Sen. Ted Cruz pondering presidential race

Texas conservative may have to explain foreign birth

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is quietly considering a presidential run in 2016, National Review reports


If he makes the race, he would join a crowded field of potential candidates, including Rep.

Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Chris Christie

, among others.

Cruz, though, would face a familiar problem — his birthplace.

The conservative was born in Canada. He will argue, though, that he is a “natural born citizen” because his mother was a citizen of the United States.

So. Here we go again.

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