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November 30, 2015 8:22 am

As Cruz Gains, GOP Senators Rally for Rubio

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Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Texas. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Texas. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Politico – Ted Cruz has built his Senate career and presidential campaign on his willingness to stick it to the Republican establishment. And now that he’s gaining momentum in the primary, his many GOP nemeses in Congress are returning the favor by quietly coalescing behind Marco Rubio.

Senior Republican senators who’ve clashed with Cruz for years have had nothing but nice things to say about Rubio even as he’s dissed — and largely ditched — his day job in the Capitol. Just this month, Rubio has racked up endorsements from nine members of Congress, compared with two for early GOP front-runner Jeb Bush.

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