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Shutdown Fight Spurs Fundraising Bonanza by Invoking Cruz

Even as the federal government ran out of money last night prompting a partial shutdown, political parties, candidates and partisan advocates seized the moment to fatten their campaign bank accounts.

Both sides saw green by invoking the name of Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican freshman who delivered a 21-hour speech urging the defunding of the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health-care law known as Obamacare.