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Cruz Triumphs Over Corker in $350 Billion Overnight Tax Fight

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The Latest Developments in the Senate Tax Bill Vote

It just might be Ted Cruz’s biggest victory as a senator: Helping stop in its tracks a plan late Thursday night to add $350 billion in tax increases to the Senate’s tax bill to placate fellow Republican Senator Bob Corker’s worries about the deficit.

Cruz and Corker have had showdowns in the past over Cruz’s strategies to fight the Affordable Care Act. But this time, Cruz had the votes on his side.