Former Solicitor General of Texas, Ted Cruz, today filed to run for the U.S. Senate in the 2012 Texas Republican Primary.

The race for U.S. Senate is expected to include many candidates with incumbent Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison declining to run for reelection.

“This race is fundamentally a battle between a proven conservative fighter and the establishment,” Ted Cruz said today. “The next Senator from Texas should be someone who will fight to defend our free-market economy, preserve the Constitution, and defeat the Obama Agenda--not compromise and just go along to get along.”

Cruz’s campaign claims endorsements from: Senators Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Pat Toomey, as well as Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, Family Research Council Action, Concerned Women for America Texas Director Ann Hettinger, Texas Home School Coalition President Tim Lambert, Cathie Adams, Ernie Angelo, David Barton, George P. Bush, Kelly Shackelford, George Strake, Jr., Peggy Venable, Dr. James Dobson, and many others.

“Voters have seen the mess Washington has created in recent years and they’re tired of it," Cruz added. "Our campaign is based on new leadership and a proven conservative record. We simply cannot afford any more politicians in Washington who say one thing when campaigning and do another after getting elected.”