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Cruz: Federal Government Shutdown Gave GOP A Boost For 2014 Elections

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"They’re reaping the fruits of the battle, which is perfectly fine," Cruz said, as recorded by the Washington Post. "But we need to take a moment to acknowledge the lesson of the battle."

Cruz also indicated that even though he has so far failed to defund the health care law, he will not give up on a full repeal.

"Any wartime general will tell you that not every war is won in a single battle," he said.