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  • Sen. Ted Cruz returned to the campaign trail to stump for senate hopeful Darryl Glenn in Denver
  • The former candidate acknowledged the "unusual" 2016 presidential race

(CNN)Ted Cruz returned to the campaign trail for the first time since suspending his presidential campaign to stump for senate hopeful Darryl Glenn in Denver -- but at least one fan of the Texas senator isn't ready to let his 2016 bid go.

As the former candidate acknowledged the "unusual" presidential race, the audience laughed, as a man shouted, "Run, Ted."
    "We may all need to run," Cruz joked, who kicked off his remarks in his trademark way, saying, "God bless the great state of Colorado."
    Without mentioning presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the Texas senator stressed the importance of checks and balances, "regardless of what happens in November."
    "I don't know what's going to happen in November. I suspect there are varying views in this room about what will happen in November, what should happen in November," Cruz said.
    "But I'll tell you this: Regardless of what happens in November, we need a United States Senate that will stand up and check abuses of the President of the United States. And we need a Senate that is willing to check the President, whether the President is a Democrat or a Republican."
    Following Cruz's speech, Glenn spoke about the "responsibility to get in line and support" the presumptive GOP nominee. While others in the room applaud, Cruz did not, reaching for his glass of water.