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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, is facing a moment of truth in his fight to defund Obamacare, according to many media outlets. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (left) of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah are pictured during a news conference with conservative congressional Republicans at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks during the family leadership summit this month in Ames, Iowa, where Republican presidential hopefuls try to impress Christian conservative voters. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

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** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks to local residents during a fundraising picnic for the Iowa Republican Party in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, July 19, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, on Sunday won an early straw poll for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But Mr. Cruz isn't discussing White House aspirations yet. "At this point, 100 percent of my focus is on the U.S. Senate," he said. (Associated Press)