Cruz cooks bacon with a machine gun

Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzFiorina returns to attack Clinton's 'lust for power' Trump clinches GOP nomination Eleven states sue Obama over transgender bathroom directive MORE, a Republican presidential candidate, on Monday released a new video where he shows off a method for cooking bacon with a machine gun.

"Few things I enjoy more than on weekends cooking breakfast with the family. Of course in Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks," Cruz says in a new video from IJ Review. 

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Cruz then takes up a machine gun with a strip of bacon wrapped around its nozzle. After firing off several rounds, the senator picks a piece of sizzling meat off the end and eats it approvingly.

The Texas lawmaker is expected to be among the top 10 Republican candidates on stage at the first presidential debate on Thursday night. Much of the attention is expected to fall on businessman Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Finance: GOP faces dilemma on spending bills | CEOs push Congress on tax rules | Trump talks energy Fox News 'Meet the Trumps' special draws backlash Boxer: Sanders appeals to young voters with grandpa effect MORE, who is the front-runner in Republican polls.

Trump's GOP rivals have worked to steal away some of his media attention. Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenate amendments could sink email privacy compromise Trump: Romney 'walks like a penguin' Romney should endorse Clinton MORE (S.C.) destroyed cellphones in another IJReview video last month after Trump gave out his number during a campaign speech. 

Cruz is currently tied for fifth place in the RealClearPolitics polling average with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Interleague play Rubio: I'd speak on Trump's behalf at convention Top Republican urges Rubio to run for reelection MORE (R). While considered a top contender, Rubio and other candidates have seen their poll numbers  fall sharply since Trump's entrance into the race.

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