An unnamed staff member for GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz told CNN Monday that, in his assessment, the campaign is “done.”
“The Cruz campaign has to focus on getting basic campaign techniques right,” an unnamed “Republican operative” working for the Cruz campaign told the news outlet. “I don’t think Cruz can win the nomination at this point. I think his campaign is done.”
The staffer’s pronouncement comes in the wake Cruz’s disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina, “where evangelical or born-again Christians made up 74 percent of the GOP electorate. Making things worse for Cruz, Trump captured all 50 delegates up for grabs. If Cruz can’t win one delegate with demographics like that, the fears are Super Tuesday won’t be much better without a change in tactics,” CNN reported.
The assessment also comes after Cruz announced Monday he had fired campaign spokesman Rick Tyler. Tyler pushed a false story on social media that GOP rival Sen. Marco Rubio made derogatory statements about the Bible, when the opposite was actually true.
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As reported by Western Journalism, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., became very angry with the Cruz campaign and its allies for engaging in “outright lies” and “underhanded tactics” in the days leading up to Saturday’s South Carolina primary. The former federal prosecutor, who has endorsed Rubio, said there has been a “systematic effort by Sen. Cruz and his allies to spread false information.”
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