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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the WWII Memorial in Washington. Cruz took nothing short of a victory lap in his state of Texas this week, appearing before crowds that overlooked the fact that the Republican who led the charge to kill money for President Barack Obama’s health care law had failed. Now he’s coming to Iowa, where Republicans have the first say in the presidential race, and will view him much more skeptically. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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