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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.

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.

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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