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Ted Cruz Asks U.S. Judge to Reject Texas Eligibility Challenge

  • Senator says no legal basis to question his citizen status
  • Case filed by Houston lawyer who says he fears election chaos
Senator Ted Cruz pauses while speaking during a campaign stop outside Draft Picks Sports Bar in Pahrump, Nevada, on Feb. 21, 2016.

Senator Ted Cruz pauses while speaking during a campaign stop outside Draft Picks Sports Bar in Pahrump, Nevada, on Feb. 21, 2016.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz asked a federal judge in Texas to throw out a challenge to his eligibility to serve if he wins, saying there’s no legal basis to question his status as a “natural-born” U.S. citizen.