Is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) considering a 2016 presidential run? Good question — and one that he didn’t answer this week.

Presidential speculation for the GOP’s 2016 field was abuzz on Friday, as both Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) traveled to Iowa to attend a fundraiser. While there, Cruz sat down for an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl, aired Sunday on ‘This Week.’ Karl asked Cruz about a possible run for the White House, but Cruz refused to announce his intentions, instead focusing on his role in the current national debate.

“We are having a national debate about which direction the country should go,” said Cruz, explaining his trip to the important Midwest state. “What I am doing now is trying to participate in that national debate.”

Karl pressed Cruz, asking if he was ready to run for president.

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