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NASHVILLE (BP) -- With Ted Cruz becoming the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for the White House in 2016, social conservatives are beginning to assess potential candidates' stands on abortion, gay marriage and other social issues.
Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, announced his candidacy March 23 by tweeting, "I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" He launched his campaign with a speech at Liberty University, the Christian school founded by the late Jerry Falwell. In the speech, Cruz "signaled that he will cast himself as a principled social conservative and align himself with the evangelical voters who play a critical role in the early primary states," Politico reported. Read More