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Political Comeback of the Year

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) waits for U.S. President Donald Trump before a meeting with families of the Santa Fe school shooting, in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Major League Baseball offers an award for Comeback Player of the Year, and if major league politics handed out a similar prize, Texas Senator Ted Cruz would deserve it.
 
After the embarrassment of a failed presidential campaign and his hostile relationship with the victorious Donald Trump​,​ he’s emerged as a key supporter of the president’s policy agenda. Once strongly disliked by his fellow senators, due to his shutdown strategy and love for the limelight, he’s recently developed solid, respectful working relationships with colleagues of both parties.
 
What’s more, he scored a victory-in terms of both basketball and public relations-with his one-on-one duel with TV talk star Jimmy Kimmel. Most recently, he introduced strong timely, legislation to maintain tough border security while halting separation of kids and parents. Cruz deserves landslide re-election in November for one of Washington’s most encouraging comebacks.
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