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Video: Cruz the Candidate, Then and Now

Ted Cruz, the United States senator-turned-presidential hopeful, was a virtual unknown four short years ago. We look back at the Tea Party darling’s first and only other declared candidacy and what’s at play this time around.

Ted Cruz, the United States senator-turned-presidential hopeful, was a virtual unknown four short years ago. We look back at the Tea Party darling’s first and only other declared candidacy and what’s at play this time around.

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