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"I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I am filled with the promise that we are going to turn this country around because there is a grass-roots revolution going on," says tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
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"I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I am filled with the promise that we are going to turn this country around because there is a grass-roots revolution going on," says tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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