WRIGLEYVILLE — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Cubs owner Tom Ricketts — were they, as the saying goes, identical twins separated at birth?
The photo here shows Cruz, the first Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, on the left. Ricketts is pictured on the right. Wait ... the left. No, sorry, it's definitely the right.
After Cruz's Monday announcement that he would run for president, several people took to Twitter to note the resemblance.
Tom Ricketts and Ted Cruz are seriously the same person pic.twitter.com/zUYqUE4lsg— Nathan Moore (@nmoore08) March 24, 2015
Has anyone seen Tom Ricketts and Ted Cruz in the same room together?— John Paschall (@John_Paschall) March 23, 2015
But Ricketts put the doppelgänger conspiracy theories to rest on Wednesday, when he addressed the question after a presentation for City Club Chicago: "I've never met Ted Cruz. I think my family knows him pretty well. A few people sent me those pictures yesterday. It's kind of funny."
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