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Cruz Hits Senate Republicans For Obamacare Defeat

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The Texas Republican fired up the crowd of 600 by urging conservatives to "come together" to combat key issues like the health insurance mandate and increasing national debt. The key to uniting Republicans and turning the country around, he said, was to "restore historic economic growth."

“And let me tell you, growth and principles are ideas that unify Republicans,” Cruz said, as quoted by the Register. “They are principles and ideals that unify the evangelical community, the liberty movement and the business community. Growth and freedom are principles that bring together Main Street and the tea party.”