Cruz demands TV stations cut PAC's attack ad
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform Tapper lists 'conspiracy theories' Trump has shared MORE is pushing to have ads running across South Carolina and in parts of Georgia pulled from the air that say he “proposed mass legalization of illegal immigrants.”

The ad was produced by the anti-Cruz Super PAC American Future Fund, according to a news release from Cruz's campaign.

Eric Brown, Cruz campaign's general counsel, said in an email to station managers that the PAC "disseminate[s] a false and misleading advertisement lying about Senator Ted Cruz's record."

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“Ted Cruz has never introduced, outlined, or supported any policy that would give legal status to illegal immigrants,” Brown wrote in the email. “At least two fact-checks have evaluated this claim and determined it to be false, and others found no evidence to support it.”

Brown wrote that Cruz had "led the fight" in Congress against immigration legislation proposed by rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Experts worry North Korea will retaliate with hacks over summit | FBI works to disrupt Russian botnet | Trump officials look to quell anger over ZTE | Obama makes case for tighter regs on tech Putting pressure on Trump, House passes bill barring government from doing business with ZTE The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Tensions mount for House Republicans MORE, among others. That legislation would have "created legal permanent status for millions of people in the country unlawfully."

In the email, Brown said the network is liable for spreading the false claims and argued that they stop airing the ad.

"Because this advertisement makes a flatly false factual claim for which your station is ultimately liable, we strongly urge you to exercise your discretion as a licensee to refuse to continue to broadcast this advertisement, and, because it is already airing, immediately pull the advertisement from your rotation," the email said.

On Sunday, fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems seek to chip away at Trump’s economic record Trump to sign directive to reform commercial space regulations Trump on collision course with Congress on ZTE MORE threatened Cruz with legal action over his own attack ads if he didn't "take down the false ads and retract his lies."

Trump said Cruz had created false attack ads against him and called him "the single biggest liar" he has ever come across.