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Ted Cruz: Tea Partier’s Narrow Defeat Shows Voters ‘Hungry for Change’

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told the Fox & Friends crew Wednesday morning that tea partier Chris McDaniel’s narrow defeat in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary runoff last night showed voters were “hungry for change.”

Cruz had stayed out of what turned out to be a vicious battle between McDaniel and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), but had endorsed a tea party candidate in the Oklahoma primary who lost decisively. Meanwhile, many observers credit at least some of Cochran’s win to Democratic voters who crossed over in the open primary.

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“You saw the Washington Republican establishment put millions of dollars into that race to preserve an incumbent, and they encouraged an awful lot of Democrats to vote in that race, and won a razor-thin race,” Cruz said. “I think that demonstrates that there’s a lot of hunger for change. People are frustrated with Washington. And they’re hungry for leaders who will stand up and make the case we need to go a different path.”

Cruz congratulated last night’s victors before adding, “I’m hopeful that we’ll see every Republican in Washington standing together to stand up to this failed Obama agenda that has taken the country in the wrong direction.”

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

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