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Twitter preps for Ted Cruz presidential announcement with hilarious #TedCruzCampaignSlogans

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Following an announcement on Twitter, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) is expected to deliver some news “around midnight” tonight, and all eyes are turned towards Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. where the divisive, but self-assured, lawmaker is to announce his entry into the 2016 GOP presidential field.

The New York Times is reporting Cruz decided to jump into the field now before potential opponents —  Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul — make their announcements.

According to Republican strategist Dave Carney, “There’s an advantage to being first. He’s now the only one running for president, instead of engaging in this Kabuki dance that the others are.”

Under the hashtag #TedCruzCampaignSlogans, Twitter was abuzz with suggested campaign  slogans, and artwork, calling attention to everything from famous Cruz quotes to references to his birthplace in Canada.

A sampling below, along with Cruz’s earlier tweet:

And then it was on:

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Who are all these white men running for president — and why?

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The country’s last presidential election was wide open, with incumbent president Barack Obama termed out of office and his vice president, Joe Biden, opting not to run as his replacement. While the vacancy looked like an opportunity for the 16 Republican men (and one woman) who ran in 2016, Democrats essentially cleared the field for Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win the party’s presidential nomination. Her only two challengers were white men; one who eventually became a star at the center of his own political movement and the other who was shortly reduced to strumming his guitar shirtless for attention.

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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