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Several Hours Of Ted Cruz B-Roll And Interviews With Family Members Just Went Online

Hours of b-roll reveal Ted Cruz dressed up as a bald eagle for July 4th and was once bitten by an octopus.

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Several hours of b-roll was uploaded to YouTube Wednesday morning featuring long interviews with family members of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz.

The hours of interviews uploaded by "Ted Cruz for Senate" feature interviews with Cruz's wife Heidi, his mother, his father, his aunt, and several nieces and nephews.

The interviews feature some interesting tidbits about Cruz: His family dressed him as a bald eagle one 4th of July. Cruz's cousin made him play with Barbie dolls. His dad says Cruz was once bit by an octopus at the beach.

It is unclear why the videos were uploaded.

Campaigns legally can't coordinate with PACs but often avoid the law by posting hours of b-roll of interviews and soundless footage of the candidate doing things like walking around and meeting with voters to get around the law.

Check out the video:

Here's his wife, Heidi Cruz:

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Here is a clip with Cruz's mother, Eleanor Darragh, and his wife:

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Here Cruz's mother again:

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And again:

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Here's his dad, Rafael Cruz and Eleanor Darragh:

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Here's more Rafael:

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Here's Ted Cruz's Aunt Sonia:

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and his cousin:

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Here is his Aunt Sonia, cousins and nephew Joey:

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and again:

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Megan Apper is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Megan Apper at megan.apper@buzzfeed.com.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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