Associated Press
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texa,s points to a life size photo of a Remington 750, a popular hunting rifle, to make a point about the proposed ban on certain kinds of guns during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Weeks into his job, Texas Republicans are cheering Cruz's indelicate debut and embracing him as one of their own. The insurgent Republican elected with the tea party's blessing and bankroll, has run afoul of GOP mainstays, prompted Democrats to compare his style to McCarthyism. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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