Last week the Ted Cruz campaign pulled an ad off the internet featuring a former porn star, and now South Carolina TV stations are pulling anti-Marco Rubio ads created by a Cruz SuperPAC.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump has been warning voters of the perils of SuperPACs and how nasty they are during the campaign trail
From NY Times:
Television stations in South Carolina have pulled an ad from Stand for Truth, the “super PAC” supporting Senator Ted Cruz, after a legal review.
The ad, titled “Sanctuary,” was a version of an ad the group ran in Iowa, criticizing Marco Rubio for his record on immigration. It used the December attacks on San Bernardino, Calif., to stoke fear of terrorists sneaking into the country illegally, and cited the immigration deal Mr. Rubio pushed for in Congress in 2013 as evidence he worked to “allow sanctuary cities.”
“We had our legal folks review it, and it was decided that this needed to be pulled and substituted,” Randy Ingram, the general manager of WBTW in Myrtle Beach, S.C., said, although he couldn’t recall the specifics of the legal team’s decision.
He said other stations in the Media General umbrella, which includes WCBD in Charleston and WSPA in Greenville/Spartanburg, also pulled the ad.
The decision was made on Friday, and the ad was pulled from rotation on Saturday.
A spokesman for Stand for Truth couldn’t be reached for comment.
At the time of this story, the ad was still available on the internet:
When you start putting these together, you start developing a pattern of the person running the show needs to be let go. I don’t believe Cruz is privy to this information, but I think his campaign manager Rick Tyler is running the show and is the worst person available.
I don’t think Tyler knows how to run a campaign with all these mistakes and purposeful missteps. I think if Cruz has any chances to win, he’s going to rid himself of Tyler before it’s too late.
h/t – NY Times