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Associated Press
In this photo taken Nov. 4, 2014, current Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas waves after speaking at a Republican victory party in Austin, Texas. In tea party friendly Texas, no political star has burned brighter in recent years than Ted Cruz. He rode a grassroots groundswell to an upset Senate victory in 2012, further solidified his conservative credentials by helping lead a government shutdown and has built his presidential campaign around wooing the Republican Party’s far right wing. But Cruz may soon be finding himself defending his home turf. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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