Cruz ad accuses Trump of 'pattern of sleaze stretching back decades'

A new ad from GOP presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzCruz: Clinton 'tired' and 'formulaic' during debate The Trail 2016: Fight night Google backs Obama's internet transition plan MORE's campaign accuses rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP PAC ad turns Clinton’s debate words against her Pro-Clinton super PAC taunts Trump for touting temperament Facebook: More than 18 million engaged in debate conversation MORE of bankrolling politicians in a "pattern of sleaze stretching back decades."

The 60-second ad, which will air in South Carolina, says Trump used eminent domain to try to take the home of an elderly widow to build a limousine parking lot for his casino.

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"Vera Coking's home was all she had left," the ad says at the start. "But it stood in Donald Trump's way and the limousine parking lot he wanted for his casino."

"To him, she was a nobody," the ad continued.

It went on to say Trump schemed with Atlantic City government so he could force the woman out of her house.

It also flashes to a clip of Trump saying he offered Coking a lot of money "out of ... a little thing called heart." 

"Heart?" Coking then says in another clip shown. "He doesn't have no heart."

The ad continues to criticize Trump for still today supporting eminent domain and flashes to clips of Trump calling eminent domain "wonderful" and saying "we have to use the power of eminent domain."

"Trump uses power for personal gain," the ad says at the end. "Imagine the damage he could do as president."

Cruz released another attack ad earlier Thursday hitting rival Marco RubioMarco RubioGlenn Beck: I was wrong about Ted Cruz Senate rivals gear up for debates Rubio: End of Obama's term could be 'most damaging yet' MORE and urging voters to "vote for more than just a pretty face."