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In Jeb Bush country, Ted Cruz doesn't hold back on Common Core



Sen. Ted Cruz was in Miami on Friday for a GOP fundraising dinner and didn't hold back attacking Common Core, an issue closely associated with Jeb Bush.

"We need to repeal every word of Common Core," Cruz said to loud applause.

Common Core was promoted by the government but it has been up with states to come up with the curriculum, a point Bush and his allies say is overlooked by critics such as Cruz. Still, Cruz's no-holds-barred approach in Miami shows why the conservative base likes him so much.

It was Cruz's fourth appearance in Florida this year. He was in Sarasota and Palm Beach in February and Naples in April.

UPDATE: Video from Shark Tank blog.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:10pm]


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