Last fall, Chip Roy, Mr. Cruz's chief of staff, announced he would would leave his Senate position to help run Mr. Cruz's political campaign.
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He also named personable Chip Roy, a top aide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, as his chief of staff — prompting praise for his outside-the-Beltway thinking from Redstate.com blogger Erick Erickson, who declared, "Ted Cruz's first decision is a huge deal."
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