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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015.
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce his presidential bid on Monday during an address at Liberty University in Virginia, NBC News confirms.

Cruz, a conservative Republican famed for his staunch opposition to the president’s signature health care law and his executive actions on immigration, will become the first GOP hopeful to formally announce a White House run.

A person with knowledge of the announcement tells NBC that the senator will announce the bid during a convocation ceremony at Liberty, a Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia.

A favorite of Tea Party activists, Cruz is known for his filibuster-like speech to protest the…

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