Eighteen months away from the 2016 presidential election, two Democrats and six Republicans have formally thrown their hat into the ring. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was the first Republican to announce his candidacy. Cruz is the son of Cuban immigrants who before his congressional career was the longest-serving Solicitor General in Texas history.
This week, Cruz began his ground game in Michigan by announcing his new state chairman. Saul Anuzis served as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 2005 to 2009. Later, he was a candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.
Now, as part of Team Cruz, Anuzis faces the challenge of promoting a Republican contender in a state that has not voted for a GOP presidential candidate in nearly three decades.
Current State talks with Saul Anuzis about the Cruz campaign and the other presidential contenders.