Cruz urges GOP to work together for Senate control

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is urging Republicans to work together to help the party take back the Senate next year, telling South Carolina Republicans that, in his words, "change can come quickly."

Cruz spoke at a South Carolina GOP dinner Friday night. He says the GOP fell on hard times during the second term of President George W. Bush and then during the Obama administration.

Cruz says conservatives helped defeat gun legislation in the Senate and that Obama's health care reform is becoming more unpopular because "more and more people are realizing it simply isn't working."

Cruz was first elected last year but is already generating 2016 presidential buzz.

The Texas senator paid tribute to former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, calling him a "voice in the wilderness."

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