Possible 2016 hopeful Cruz says voters care more about candidates' records than job titles

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AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says voters are more interested in candidates' records than their job descriptions.

The possible 2016 presidential candidate's comments came Monday, when he was asked about Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently saying that he didn't believe the next president would be a senator.

Cruz responded, "I think the particular job title of a candidate is far less important than whether that candidate has stood up and led."

He said that's especially true for those who "stood for principle when there was a cost to doing so."

That may be a nod to Cruz's troublemaking Senate ways, which have angered Democrats and Republicans alike.

Cruz was in Austin for new Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's swearing-in.

He said GOP presidential primary voters "are looking for a full-spectrum conservative."

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