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On the heels of a government shutdown that paralyzed the nation for more than two weeks, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed one of the leaders of the party many hold accountable for the stoppage, Reince Priebus.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Priebus joined Piers Morgan from Washington, D.C., and the topic quickly turned to one of the GOP's most-polarizing figures, Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
On Tuesday, comedian Bill Maher joined the program in Los Angeles, suggesting that Cruz is a legitimate factor in the 2016 presidential race.
"I think he’s got a shot," Maher told Morgan. "He is definitely going to be the favorite of the people who vote in Republican primaries."
Having watched a clip featuring the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" conversation from the previous evening, Priebus offered his reaction:
"I don’t know who is going to be the nominee Piers, I think that we’re going to have a great bench though," he told Morgan.
More than three years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and more than a year since it was upheld by the supreme court, it continues to be a major focus for the Republicans.
"A unanimous position in this party that we need to either delay or dismantle Obamacare," Priebus told the host. "And that position of delaying and dismantling Obamacare as days and weeks go by is going to be a stronger and stronger position for us to have in this party, and I think it is going to be the determining factor in 2014."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Priebus, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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