Texas Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be gearing up for another presidential run following his departure from the 2016 race.
According to National Review,
Cruz has made staff changes and has formed two nonprofits that will help steer his focus toward the future and continue the movement he started during his failed campaign.
Members of Cruz's staff were told Wednesday morning of staff changes, which includes shuffling folks around to restructure the Cruz organization. For now, reports National Review, Cruz's two nonprofits will have about six remote workers across the country. Eventually, offices in Washington, D.C. and Texas could be opened.
Political strategist David Polyansky, who served as a senior advisor to Cruz's presidential campaign, is now the senator's chief of staff. He replaces Paul Teller, who becomes a senior adviser to the nonprofits. Mark Campbell, who worked as the Cruz campaign's national political director, will be the executive director and chairman of the board for the two nonprofits.
NBC's Alexandra Jaffe reported Wednesday that Cruz was in negotiations to secure a speaking spot at this month's Republican National Convention, where Donald Trump is expected to fetch the nomination. Another NBC reporter, Vaughn Hillyard, later said the report was false, citing a Cruz statement.
The Hill reports
several key players have been confirmed as speakers during the convention, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Dr. Ben Carson, and five members of Trump's family — his wife Melania and his four adult children, Ivanka, Tiffany, Don, and Eric.
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