Ted Cruz embraces Trump ahead of re-election

Up for a second Senate term in Texas this year, “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz, as President Donald Trump nicknamed him, is suddenly Trump’s biggest fan. Faced with a potentially tough re-election battle against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Cruz has used recent public appearances — including a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday — to embrace Trump, stake out hard-line positions in debates over gun control and immigration, and antagonize Democrats.

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