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Ted Cruz's entry into 2016 race puts pressure on Republicans
Ted Cruz's entry into 2016 race puts pressure on Republicans

Sen. Ted Cruz jumped into the 2016 presidential race Monday in the same way he intends to run his campaign: upstaging rival Republicans with a splashy, impassioned speech that sought to drag the national conversation further to the right than many in his party want to go. The Texas senator’s chances of winning the White House are narrow, polls suggest. And his aggressive tactics and brash style during two years in the Senate — including nudging the GOP toward the 2013 government shutdown — have alienated many of the Republican leaders whose support he probably needs to become the nominee. But in addition to raising his political profile, Cruz’s candidacy is...

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