BOSTON (AP) -Republican Senator Ted Cruz is heading to New Hampshire as part of a summer swing through early voting states on the presidential calendar.
The freshman Texas senator, a tea party favorite, is scheduled to headline an August 23rd fundraiser for the New Hampshire GOP.
The trip represents Cruz's first visit to New Hampshire, which is expected to host the nation's first presidential primary in 2016. He has already visited South Carolina and has summer stops planned for Iowa and Florida.
The 42-year-old senator began serving his first Senate term in January and has frequently clashed with fellow Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham.
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