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Cruz is first GOP candidate to tweet about Colo. shooting

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday became the first Republican presidential candidate to comment on Twitter about the Friday shooting that left three dead at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo.  

“Praying for loved ones of those killed, those injured & first responders who bravely got the situation under control in Colorado Springs,” Cruz tweeted Saturday.

As of Saturday afternoon, only one other GOP candidate had addressed the shooting on their official Twitter account.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined Cruz on Saturday afternoon, tweeting his condolences:

{mosads}Since Friday, several Republican candidates have promoted new campaign ads and Black Friday sales on official campaign gear. 

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) used Twitter to promote sales of campaign merchandise. 

Republican front-runner Donald Trump tweeted about a campaign rally in Sarasota, Fla., and continued his feud with a New York Times reporter. 

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson gave details about his trip to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees on the social media platform. 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Lindsey Graham had not posted anything new to their accounts in recent days. 

A gunman, identified as Robert Lewis Dear, had a standoff with police for several hours after opening fire at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado on Friday. 

Dear is being held without bond and has a court appearance Monday, according to ABC News

Police officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was among the three killed. Nine others were wounded, including five officers. 

– Updated at 5:24 p.m.

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