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Cruz's story of White House rejection leaves out job offer

Cruz's story of White House rejection leaves out job offer

Ted Cruz has said that after working on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign, being passed over for a senior position with the new administration was "a crushing blow." Turns out, it was his own choice.

Cruz was offered a job as White House associate counsel shortly after Al Gore conceded the race in December, but he rejected it, members of the Bush transition team told The Associated Press. Cruz thought he was in line for the more senior role of deputy White House counsel.

The transition team members spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly for the former Bush administration. They said that even before the associate counsel job was...

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