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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)

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas listen as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters during a news conference about a bill regarding military sexual assault cases on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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FILE - In this March 10, 2015, file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington. Cruz plans to announce Monday, March 23, 2015, that he is running for president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Grafton County Republican Committee's Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at the Indianhead Resort in Lincoln, N.H., on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Caledonian-Record,Paul Hayes)

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a tea party favorite and possible presidential candidate in 2016, gets the word that his speaking time is up during a visit to the Strafford County Republican Committee Chili and Chat on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Barrington, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a tea party favorite and possible presidential candidate in 2016, speaks to Baily Ealy during a Strafford County Republican Committee Chili and Chat on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Barrington, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Iowa Agriculture Summit, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Iowa Agriculture Summit, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Rep. Peter D. King issued a statement Friday scolding Sen. Ted Cruz supporters for making "vulgar, rabid and adolescent type" phone calls to his office. (Associated Press)

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A pollster finds that 46 percent of Republicans want their candidates to be more conservative, like Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican and one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) speaks at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at the Breakers Hotel Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

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Sen. Ted Cruz grabs media attention. (Photo by Judson Phillips)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, sent a clear message to the rest of the field that he is still a favorite of the grass-roots activists who populate the country's largest annual conservative gathering, and signaled that he would fight to claim the conservative mantle in the presidential nomination race. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)