Ted Cruz Says 'Honest' Socialist Sanders Is 'Healthy' for Democrats

The Republican hopeful predicts his party can take a majority of the Hispanic vote in 2016.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz says Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' entry into the 2016 presidential field is a "healthy'' development because it will force Democrats to debate "what degree of socialism they want to embrace.''

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