Rubio campaign knocks Cruz over faked photo

Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Memo: Trump leaves chaos in his wake in UK Beto O'Rourke is dominating Ted Cruz in enthusiasm and fundraising — but he's still headed for defeat GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE's campaign is being accused of photoshopping an image of rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioScottish beer company offering ‘tiny cans’ for Trump’s ‘tiny hands’ The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies for Putin summit: 'He’s not my enemy’ Overnight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war MORE shaking hands with President Obama. 

Rubio aides take issue with the newly released Cruz campaign website www.therealrubiorecord.com, which compares the Florida senator to Obama. 
 
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Among the images on the website is one seemingly showing a beaming Rubio shaking hands with Obama — both using their left hands — on a page attacking Rubio over legislation to fast-track trade deals. 
 
Rubio campaign senior strategist Todd Harris pointed out the photo, which he called "photoshopped," to reporters in South Carolina on Thursday, according to reports.

Cruz's campaign did not deny that the photo was photoshopped.

"If Rubio has a better picture of him shaking hands with Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama in Kenya for launch of sister’s sports center Get ready for summit with no agenda and calculated risks US envoy to Russia: 'Highly unlikely' that Trump will recognize Russia annexation of Crimea MORE I'm happy to swap it out," Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler told CNN, claiming Rubio's campaign had also used photoshopped images of Cruz.
 
"Two days before presidential primary in South Carolina, they want to talk about a picture we used."
Rubio's campaign also released a video of Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyGowdy rules out Rosenstein impeachment Russians' indictment casts shadow ahead of Trump-Putin summit Gowdy: I don't think Mueller probe is a witch hunt MORE (R-S.C.), who is campaigning for Rubio ahead of Saturday's primary in the state, bashing Cruz over the image. 
 
“You’re better than that. You’re running for the highest office in the land. Your campaign ought to be better than that," Gowdy says in the ad.
 
"When you run ads that are so fake that you photoshop somebody's head on somebody else's body — come on," he adds incredulously, accusing Cruz's campaign of attempting to mislead voters.
 
 
Other campaigns have accused Cruz of dirty tricks during the campaign. Among them, Ben Carson has said Cruz's campaign spread a false report that Carson was ending his campaign during the Iowa caucuses earlier this month.
 
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