TribuneFest: Cruz on 2016 At the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the speculation that he plans to run for president in 2016. by Evan Smith Sept. 28, 2013 8 AM 32 The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. At the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the speculation that he plans to run for president in 2016. Texas Tribune donors or members may be quoted or mentioned in our stories, or may be the subject of them. For a complete list of contributors, click here. Get The Brief Never miss a moment in Texas politics with our daily newsletter. Hide all comments Comment Policy The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts. You must be logged in to leave a comment. | Login | Sign Up Your Comment Read More Comments Support our nonprofit newsroom. Donate now.