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Ken Cuccinelli Shuns Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, emerges from the Senate Chamber after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act,
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, emerges from the Senate Chamber after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Cruz and other conservative Republicans are trying to delay a must-pass spending bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In the clearest sign yet of the potent effect of the government shutdown on the Virginia governor’s race, Republican Ken Cuccinelli avoided being photographed with Ted Cruz at a gala they headlined here Saturday night—even leaving before the Texas senator rose to speak.

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