(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Confirmed by a Tweet. Ted Cruz is the first major Republican candidate for President.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Lynchburg, Virginia.

A 30 second video attached to a midnight Tweet is the first image of the 2016 campaign.

(Cruz) "And, I'm ready to stand with you to lead the fight." 

That narration, over scenes of farm work and little league games and 'Paid for by Cruz for President'.

The first term Texas Senator will lay out his campaign alongside his family here at Liberty University, the world's largest Christian college.

As the first to make his run official, Cruz could get a jump start in convincing deep pocketed donors.

In Lynchburg, Virginia, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio. 

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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