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Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas pauses while speaking at the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. Afterward, Cruz went to the White House for a meeting between Republican senators and President Barack Obama to discuss the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas addresses the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks at the Family Foundation of Virginia's annual gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Richmond. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daniel Sangjib Min)

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**FILE** Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (left) of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah stand during a news conference with conservative congressional Republicans at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 19, 2013. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sen. James M. Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican who is his party's ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, leaves the Senate after assisting Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, with his overnight fight on the floor against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas epitomizes a new generation of headstrong conservatives. He has become a hot commodity since his all-night filibuster on the Senate floor in an effort to stop President Obama's Affordable Care Act from taking effect, but has upset the GOP establishment. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas epitomizes a new generation of headstrong conservatives. He has become a hot commodity since his all-night filibuster on the Senate floor in an effort to stop President Obama's Affordable Care Act from taking effect, but has upset the GOP establishment. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives at the Senate floor for a vote on the government funding bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the Family Foundation of Virginia Annual Gala, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in Richmond, Va. Quoting from the Bible, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a socially conservative advocacy group that President Barack Obama’s Democratic administration is “the most hostile to religious liberty” in American history and the health reform law is its most formidable weapon against them. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daniel Sangjib Min)

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llegal immigrant advocates interrupted Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech to the Values Voters Summit on Friday more than a dozen times on, calling on the Texas Republican and potential presidential candidate to support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “How scared is the president?” Mr. Cruz said. “Oh, they don’t want the truth to be heard. They definitely don’t want the truth to be heard.” (Associated Press)

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A Public Policy Polling survey found that Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, has past others including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky to become the top pick of GOP primary voters in the 2016 presidential nomination race. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks at the Family Foundation of Virginia's annual gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Richmond. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daniel Sangjib Min)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks at the Family Foundation of Virginia's annual gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Richmond. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daniel Sangjib Min)