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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) ** FILE **

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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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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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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)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, 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) **FILE**

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Sen. Ted Cruz and Rusty Humphries.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and his wife Heidi watch as their daughter Caroline, 6, center, high-fives members of the crowd after Cruz announced his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. Also pictured is Catherine Cruz, 4, left. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas announces his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. 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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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, his wife Heidi, and their two daughters Catherine, 4, left, and Caroline, 6, right, wave on stage after he announced his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. 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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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) ** FILE **

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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (right) announced his candidacy for the White House on Monday, and fellow Sen. Rand Paul is planning an ambitious five-state, five-day rollout of his own starting April 7 in his home state of Kentucky. (Associated Press)