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Texas GOP Senate Primary Shaping Up As Tea Party Contest

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A primary within a primary in the race to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) was on full display at CPAC over the weekend. Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R), who served as emcee for several hours Thursday, and Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R) are expected to compete for many of the same voters in next year's Republican primary. The pair had packed schedules - meeting with party leaders, grassroots activists and potential donors - at the annual conservative conference in Washington.

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