Cruz demands TV stations cut PAC's attack ad
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it Anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis to seek reelection in Kentucky 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 RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul 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 win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates 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.