The Brief: Texas Political News for Dec. 19, 2013

The Big Conversation

In a wide ranging interview with The Texas Tribune's Jay Root, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz refused to say whom he favored in the primary contest between John Cornyn and Steve Stockman, said he's working on renouncing his Canadian citizenship and had little to say about a potential run for the White House in 2016.

Overall, Root summed up Cruz as unapologetic at the end of his first year in office. "When it comes to the government shutdown, for example, Cruz said the fight helped crystallize the failures of the Affordable Care Act, while strengthening ...

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