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Rubio Allies Turn Up the Heat on Cruz

January 19, 2016, 3:40 PM UTC
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Address Republican Jewish Coalition Candidates Forum
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Candidates spoke and took questions from Jewish leaders and activists. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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A super PAC backing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican primary launched a broadside at opponent Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Two ads from the Conservative Solutions PAC were uploaded to YouTube on Monday, both criticizing Cruz. The ads are set to air in early primary states, where Rubio supporters are looking to knock some steam out of Cruz.

“Ted Cruz calculates his positions for political gain,” a narrator begins in one ad, painting Cruz as hard to pin down on “on immigration, Syrian refugees, ethanol, trade, you name it.” Titled “CalculaTED,” the ad concludes calling Cruz “consistently calculated.”

The two Senators are going back-and-forth into the early-voting action in Iowa, where Cruz has a clear advantage, and in New Hampshire, where Rubio is slightly ahead, according to an average compiled by RealClearPolitics.

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