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I Will Continue Fighting': Cruz Files Paperwork to Run for Re-Election to the Senate

Cruz suspended his campaign for president last week.

With his wife Heidi by his side, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station where he announced he was suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, filed the official paperwork Wednesday to run for re-election to the Senate in 2018.

Cruz suspended his presidential campaign May 3.

"Heidi and I feel incredibly privileged to have made the run for president and be part of an incredible grassroots movement," Cruz said in a statement. "I will continue fighting for jobs, freedom, and security in the Senate for 27 million Texans and all Americans across this great country.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks to the media as he returns to his office at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“The conservative movement remains strong and vibrant. When conservatives are united, we are far more effective,” Cruz added.

His campaign committee, Ted Cruz for Senate, has been reactivated for his re-election bid.

Cruz returned to the Senate on Tuesday, where he joked to reporters that he was glad to be back “in the welcoming embrace of Washington.”

“I’m very glad to be back in the Senate,” he said.

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