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Ted Cruz outlines game plan: Fund government piece by piece, leave Obamacare out

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, outlined what he views as the winning game plan for the fight to defund Obamacare through a continuing resolution: Have House Republicans pressure Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., by funding popular, essential government functions while ignoring Obamacare.

House Republicans should counter Senate Democrats "by passing one continuing resolution after another by funding each specific part of government, starting with the military," Cruz told Fox News' Neil Cavuto Friday afternoon. "I'd do it one at a time. I hope the House does that if the Senate tries to kill this."

Cruz believes that would mitigate the pressure of a government shutdown and put Reid in the position of either allowing government funding measures to proceed despite the lack of Obamacare funding or killing those funding measures and thus shouldering the blame for the shut down.

"Send over limited continuing resolutions, funding different parts of the government, one at a time," he reiterated.

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