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Ted Cruz beat Obama on Google trends list for politicians in 2013

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is on the top of the Google list of male politicians who trended in 2013.

The Texas senator is second on the list, and President Obama is third.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5, leads the list, and former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is fourth.

At No. 5, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul beat both Toronto mayor Rob Ford and South Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who placed sixth and seventh, respectively.

The full chart is here:





John Kerry is eighth, and former President John F. Kennedy is ninth.

Vice President Joe Biden rounded out the bottom of the list at No. 10.

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