Ted Cruz Is Writing a Book

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Tea party Texas Senator Ted Cruz is getting around $1.5 million to write a book for HarperCollins, the Washington Examiner first reported. (Cruz's literary agent, Keith Urbahn, confirmed the deal to the Associated Press, though he declined to confirm exactly how much his client is being paid.) According to the Examiner, "The book, still untitled and unwritten, will be part memoir and part Cruz's view of how to get Washington to work again as well as his vision of the future for the country." Of course, writing a book is a standard step for people planning to launch a presidential campaign, but it's possible that Cruz just wants to see if he can top Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham.