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Posted: July 9, 2014 at 4:13 a.m.

Cruz joins calls to probe Mississippi race WASHINGTON -- Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Tea Party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation Tuesday into the June 24 Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, without offering evidence of purported voter fraud they cited in the race.

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