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Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., center, flanked by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., right, joins in criticizing President Barack Obama on immigration, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, during a Republican news conference about the immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, believes troops should be allowed to carry sidearms while on base, saying it is hypocritical for the government to ask them to defend the Second Amendment without practicing it themselves. (Associated Press)

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Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to potential supporters at the Londonderry Fish and Game club in Litchfield, N.H., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Comedian and radio host Adam Carolla pledged his support Friday to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign for president and thanked him for his stance on taxes. (Wikipedia)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the National Rifle Association convention Friday, April 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks onto the stage to speak at the National Rifle Association convention Friday, April 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) ** FILE **

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Sen. Rand Paul joins Sen. Ted Cruz as the first two major announced Republican candidates. (Associated Press)

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Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a town hall event at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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big announcement: Sen. Ted Cruz commenced his GOP presidential campaign at Virginia's Liberty University, reinforcing the importance of evangelical voters to him. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, smiles as he sits in the front row as he waits to be introduced before speaking at a town hall event at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, saw his support increase from 5 percent to 16 percent in just over a month, enough to make him one of three candidates in the top tier of GOP contenders, according to Public Policy Polling. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, high-fives 4 year-old Wyatt Leeper of Wayne, Neb., following a town hall event at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Megyn Kelly, Fox News primetime host, with Sen. Ted Cruz (Fox News)

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Comedian Lewis Black said on "The Nightly Show" Tuesday that even the LSD he took in his youth couldn't have prepared him for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz entering the 2016 presidential race. (Comedy Central)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, spent virtually nothing from his campaign war chest to formally initiate his candidacy, first by announcing on Twitter in the wee hours of Monday, before formally announcing later that morning on the campus of evangelical-oriented Liberty University in Virginia. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, formally initiated his candidacy, first by announcing on Twitter, and then going to evangelical Liberty University in Virginia to make a public televised speech. Mr. Cruz later did an hour on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. (Associated Press photographs)

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New York Rep. Peter King hammered Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, calling the fellow Republican a big-mouthed "carnival barker" who has no business running for president. (CNN)

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National Edition News cover for March 24, 2015 - Cruz faces tough road with fellow Hispanics: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Polls show Sen. Ted Cruz is running toward the back of the pack for the 2016 Republican nomination and has work to do to attract fellow Hispanics. (Associated Press)

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Meet the family: Sen. Ted Cruz was joined by his wife, Heidi, and their two daughters, Catherine (left), 4, and Caroline, 6, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, as he announced his campaign for president at the Christian college. (Associated Press)