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Cruz says McCain's criticizing him because he backs Rubio

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WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) -

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says fellow Sen. John McCain is calling for an exploration of his right to run for president because he backs Marco Rubio for president.

McCain said Wednesday that questions about Cruz's eligibility, because he was born in Canada, should be explored. Cruz's Republican rival Donald Trump has been raising the issue this week.

Cruz said Thursday that "it's no surprise people supporting other candidates in this race are going to jump on with the silly attacks that occur as we get closer and closer to election day."

McCain has not endorsed anyone in the race.

Cruz also says he would not seek a declaratory judgment from a judge to clear up any question about his eligibility.

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