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05/31/2013 10:32 am ET

Texas Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz Gets Mixed Welcome At New York Talk

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New York Republicans provided a mostly warm welcome for Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday night at the party's annual state dinner, but a chilly reception awaited the conservative firebrand outside the event, where hundreds of sign-toting New Yorkers stood protesting his visit.

The outspoken Texas lawmaker provided state Republicans with a speech chock-full of the red-meat conservative positions, like abolishing the scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service and repealing President Obama's health care law, that have marked Cruz's rising star, City & State reported.

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