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Ted Cruz Reflects On The GOP's '47 Percent' Problem

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo shows Sen.-elect Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
FILE - This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo shows Sen.-elect Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. When the next Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer of the tea party-backed 2010 House GOP freshmen who sought re-election. Overriding those changes, though, is a thinning of pragmatic, centrist veterans in both parties. Among those leaving are some of the Senate’s most pragmatic lawmakers in both parties, nearly half the House’s centrist Blue Dog Democrats and several moderate House Republicans. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

“For anyone who is a fan of limited government, for anyone who is a fiscal conservative and economic conservative, November 6, 2012, was an ugly, ugly day,” said Ted Cruz, the new United States senator, during his speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s biennial policy orientation.

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