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Ted Cruz angers his own party - again

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Senator Ted Cruz is ruffling the feathers of fellow GOP colleagues – again. (Source: CNN) Senator Ted Cruz is ruffling the feathers of fellow GOP colleagues – again. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz is ruffling the feathers of his fellow Republicans once again.

On Wednesday, several Republicans said they were surprised and angered to learn that Cruz was helping raise money for a Tea Party group trying to unseat GOP incumbents.

According to Politico, Cruz send a fundraising letter on behalf of the Madison Project, a group vying to replace several high-profile Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Cruz reportedly promised his colleagues late last year that he would not work to defeat them.

A spokeswoman for Cruz said he'd agreed to send the Madison Project letter before making that pledge, and that Cruz would likely not get involved in specific upcoming incumbent races.

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