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File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Texas Governor Rick Perry standing together during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Abuzz About Possible Perry-Cruz 2016 Battle

The prospect of a two-Texan presidential tilt is dominating political conversation in the state, even outshining a fiercely contested governor’s race — and starting to get noticed nationally. Perry’s preparations have long been obvious, while Cruz is working to raise his profile beyond just the far-right base and insert himself into the presidential conversation.

08/28/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry, Cruz Visit Wounded Military Personnel After Fort Hood Shooting

Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen Ted Cruz say they’ve visited with military personnel wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood that left four dead and 16 wounded.

04/04/2014

Senator Ted Cruz (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Education Advocacy Groups Give Fs To Cruz, Cornyn

The Texas affiliate of the National Education Association and other advocacy groups are staging a rally and march to issue failing grades to U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on key social and educational issues.

12/06/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Even Amid Furloughs, Some Texans Cheer Cruz

Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.

10/05/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) (Getty Images)

Even Amid Furloughs, Some Texans Cheer Cruz

Thanks to Texas’ new Senator, Dale Huls is out of a job_at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.

10/05/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Ted Cruz Holding Meetings Across Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz is touring the state this week holding meetings with Republican and tea party groups.

08/19/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo credit - JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Creates Foes In Washington, Gains Respect In Texas

In just seven weeks on the job, the insurgent Republican elected with the tea party’s backing and bankroll has run afoul of GOP mainstays, prompted Democrats to compare his style to McCarthyism and has voted against nearly everything of significance that came before him.

02/24/2013

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Cruz Sworn In As Texas’ First Hispanic US Senator, Will Introduce Bill To Repeal ‘Obamacare’

Tea party darling Ted Cruz has been sworn in as U.S. senator and says his first order of business will be introducing a bill he knows will never pass.

01/03/2013

File photo of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cruz To Be Sworn In As First Hispanic U.S. Senator From Texas

Tea party favorite Ted Cruz will be sworn in Thursday as the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate.

01/03/2013

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Cruz, GOP Dominate Election But Dems Made Inroads

Mitt Romney’s victory in Texas wasn’t enough to put him over the top but Election Day was sweet for tea party favorite Ted Cruz, who trounced his Democratic opponent to become the state’s first Hispanic U.S. Senator.

11/07/2012

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