Matthew Dowd

Report: Former Bush Aide Considering Run Against Cruz
Matthew Dowd might launch long-shot bid against Texas senator

Matthew Dowd is mulling an independent challenge to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images for AWXII file photo)

Can a former top aide to President George W. Bush run as an independent in Texas, take on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, and win? 

We might get to find out.