Why every 2016 presidential candidate will trumpet small businesses

Part of our series on the future of Main Street

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It only took Sen. Ted Cruz, the first major politician to officially declare he is running for president in 2016, a few minutes to mention the words "small business" during the speech announcing his candidacy.

The first reference came when discussing how his wife, Heidi, started a bakery in grade school. The second came during a litany of thoughts on what Cruz believes is wrong with America.

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