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HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, filed the official paperwork Wednesday to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2018.

Following the suspension of his presidential campaign, his campaign committee, Ted Cruz for Senate, has been reactivated.

“Heidi and I feel incredibly privileged to have made the run for president and be part of an incredible grassroots movement,” said Cruz in a statement. “I will continue fighting for jobs, freedom, and security in the Senate for 27 million Texans and all Americans across this great country. The conservative movement remains strong and vibrant. When conservatives are united, we are far more effective.”

Cruz dropped out of the presidential race last week after losing the Indiana GOP primary to Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

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