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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stands in front of pheasants that were shot during a hunt hosted by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Akron, Iowa. Cruz attended the Iowa GOP's annual fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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GUNNING FOR A RUN: Rep. Steve King of Iowa takes Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (right), a prospective Republican presidential candidate, on a pheasant hunt in Mr. King's home state, which will decide early winners and losers. (Associated Press photographs)

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"This budget bill exemplifies what is wrong with Washington. ... The people get little in return except more debt, more taxes, and no change to the Obamacare disaster," says Sen. Ted Cruz. (Associated Press)

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"This budget bill exemplifies what is wrong with Washington. ... The people get little in return except more debt, more taxes, and no change to the Obamacare disaster," says Sen. Ted Cruz. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks in front of the American Legislation Exchange Council's 2013 States & National Policy Summit at the Grand Hyatt in downtown, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Protesters gather outside the Grand Hyatt downtown where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is set to speak to the American Legislation Exchange Council's 2013 States & National Policy Summit, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks in front of the American Legislation Exchange Council's 2013 States & National Policy Summit at the Grand Hyatt in downtown, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks in front of the American Legislation Exchange Council's 2013 States & National Policy Summit at the Grand Hyatt in downtown, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks in front of the American Legislation Exchange Council's 2013 States & National Policy Summit at the Grand Hyatt in downtown, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks in front of the American Legislation Exchange Council's 2013 States & National Policy Summit at the Grand Hyatt in downtown, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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GUNNING FOR A RUN: Rep. Steve King of Iowa takes Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (right), a prospective Republican presidential candidate, on a pheasant hunt in Mr. King's home state, which will decide early winners and losers. (Associated Press photographs)

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GUNNING FOR A RUN: Rep. Steve King of Iowa takes Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (right), a prospective Republican presidential candidate, on a pheasant hunt in Mr. King's home state, which will decide early winners and losers. (Associated Press photographs)

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National Edition News Cover for December 3, 2013 - IOWA: PLACE TO BE FOR GOP: Rep. Steve King R-Iowa, left, hosts Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas, at a pheasant hunt in Akron, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)