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WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is finally getting his chance to confront the two Republican senators whose fiscal and foreign policies enraged him so much that he jumped into the pool of Republican presidential hopefuls with them.

Though he still won't get a chance to go face-to-face in a debate, he can still take pokes at them before the same audience. 

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King said he very well could chide Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) as someone who "irresponsibly leads a government shutdown" and skewer Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) as "someone more worried about a drone strike at a Starbucks" than terrorism. 

All three of them will be speaking at a presidential forum on March 10 hosted by the International Association of Firefighters in Washington. And King and Paul are confirmed speakers at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. on April 17 and 18. ?