Rubio campaign knocks Cruz over faked photo

Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz's Dem challenger slams Time piece praising Trump Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election 32 male senators back Senate women's calls to change harassment rules MORE's campaign is being accused of photoshopping an image of rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioStudents gather outside White House after walkout to protest gun violence Overnight Energy: Senate confirms Bridenstine as NASA chief | Watchdog probes Pruitt’s use of security detail | Emails shine light on EPA science policy changes Senate confirms Trump’s pick to lead NASA 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 ObamaUS set to admit fewest refugees in decades: report NRATV host says Obama owes Parkland students an apology over shooting Paltry wage gains, rising deficits two key tax reform concerns 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 GowdyComey memo fallout is mostly fizzle Top Pruitt aide requested backdate to resignation letter: report Trump claims vindication after release of Comey memos 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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