Texas Republican Primary Heats Up04:20

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It appears to be a race to the right for Republican candidates in tomorrow's party primary in Texas.

After the sudden and unexpected rise to power of Texas' junior and very conservative U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a slew of GOP hopefuls for statewide office have been trying to out-Cruz each other in a state that often serves as a bell weather for where the Republican party is headed.

From Here & Now contributing station KUT in Austin, senior political reporter Ben Philpott joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti with details.


This segment aired on March 3, 2014.

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