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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz hoping to tap into Donald Trump's star power

As a legitimate celebrity from his 14 seasons as the host of NBC's "The Apprentice," Donald Trump's candidacy for president has been a ratings boost for the Republican Party, both literally and figuratively. But while almost all of his competitors have followed conventional political wisdom and punched upward, hoping to chip away at the front-runner's lead, Sen. Ted Cruz has openly embraced him. When Trump attacked Megyn Kelly for her tough debate questions, questioned John McCain's heroism in Vietnam, or accused Mexican immigrants of being "rapists" and "murderers," most of his opponents billed each instance as his biggest and baddest...