Cruz: Senate won't make same mistake in next fight

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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that Republicans lost the government shutdown budget battle because some members of his own party in Congress turned on their colleagues, but that he doesn't think they will make the same mistake during another political impasse.

"I am hopeful that in the future the Senate will listen," Cruz, the tea party favorite and freshman senator from Texas, told a convention in Austin of the Texas Medical Association.

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