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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is off on a tour of states in the Super Tuesday voting for the presidential nomination.

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Cruz began the swing Thursday night in St. Paul, getting roars from crowd of hundreds with promises to put a conservative imprint on Washington from day one in the White House. Minnesota is one of seven states Cruz is hitting over the next week, all with March 1 caucuses or primaries.

Those states haven’t received as much attention as early-voting Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

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Cruz recently won a straw poll conducted at a state Republican Party meeting and he has a slate of conservative legislators on his steering committee.

He’s the second presidential candidate to campaign in Minnesota this week, following Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

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