[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Texas Senator Ted Cruz was the first to enter the 2016 Presidential campaign in an effort to become the GOP nominee. Today, another candidate officially entered the race. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made his candidacy official with an announcement this morning. Senator Cruz gracefully welcomed his friend to the Presidential race in the classiest way possible.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Shortly after Senator Paul declared his candidacy, Senator Cruz released the following statement.
HOUSTON, Texas — Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the announcement that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will also seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States:
“I am glad to welcome my friend Rand Paul into the 2016 GOP primary. Rand is a good friend, and we have worked side by side on many issues. I respect his talent, his passion, and the work he has done for Kentuckians and Americans in the U.S. Senate. His entry into the race will no doubt raise the bar of competition, help make us all stronger, and ultimately ensure that the GOP nominee is equipped to beat Hillary Clinton and to take back the White House for Republicans in 2016.”
No attacks. No digs. No backhanded compliments. Ted Cruz just demonstrated pure class in this public statement welcoming his friend, Rand Paul, to the GOP Primary.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]