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The Ticket: Ted Cruz Returns to Texas

This week on The Ticket: Jay Root and Ben Philpott discuss one of the only GOP presidential candidates who's survived the Summer of Trump: Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, and they talk to Texas activist JoAnn Fleming about Cruz's rise to prominence on the national stage.

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The Ticket was a weekly look at presidential politics from a Texas perspective in the leadup to the 2016 election. It included veteran political reporters Jay Root of The Texas Tribune and Ben Philpott of KUT NewsFind it on SoundCloud and Stitcher

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This week on The Ticket podcast: The Tribune's Jay Root and KUT's Ben Philpott discuss one of the only GOP presidential candidates who's been able to survive the Summer of Trump: Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

While Cruz's poll numbers have held steady, he's set himself up as an alternative to Trump if or when the current GOP frontrunner flames out.

And to better understand how Cruz went from unknown to U.S. Senator, they talk to JoAnn Fleming, head of Grassroots America We the People, about his rise from obscurity to Tea Party darling.

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