From Texas to Iowa in Just One Year

It’s been a year since that impossible thing happened. Ted Cruz, in his first run for public office, beat the fabulously wealthy Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst — himself the winner of four previous statewide elections — in a Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate.

Now the junior senator from Texas has joined that small and select group of Americans touring early primary states and denying that they are interested in running for president of the United States.

Cruz has a weird parallel to the current president. They are both lawyers. Their opponents are passionate and question their ...

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