Email Insights: Marco Rubio campaign tells SC voters to be on lookout for dirty tricks

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio has a message for South Carolina voters: Watch out for dirty tricks come Election Day.

The Rubio campaign said Friday it was telling South Carolina voters to be on high alert for funny business from supporters of Ted Cruz. In an email, Alex Conant, a spokesman for the Rubio campaign, said they won’t allow “Ted Cruz to do to Marco in South Carolina what he did to Ben Carson in Iowa.”

On the night of the Iowa caucuses, the Cruz campaign left messages for supporters that said Carson was dropping out of the race. According to The New York Times, the message told supporters to urge Carson supporters to caucus for Cruz. One problem: Carson wasn’t dropping out.

“Cruz has proven that he is willing to do or say anything to get elected. Over the last 10 days, the Cruz campaign has lied, smeared, fabricated and even Photoshopped,” Conant said.

“We fear the worst dirty tricks are yet to come. We strongly urge all South Carolina Republicans to beware of suspicious news reports, emails and social media posts during tomorrow’s voting. The Cruz campaign will do anything to stop Marco Rubio’s momentum.”

According to averages of South Carolina polls, Cruz and Rubio are battling it out for second place in South Carolina. The GOP primary is Saturday.

Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster


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