Cruz names replacement for fired spokesman
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Ted CruzTed CruzWith Freedom Caucus dig, Trump masters the media ... again Texas Dem targets Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 What are 'religious liberty' bills really about? MORE on Tuesday hired Alice Stewart as the GOP presidential hopeful’s new communications director.

The move comes one day after Cruz asked Rick Tyler to resign after he distributed a fale story that portrayed GOP rival Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio: Former campaign aides targeted by IP address in Russia Live coverage: Senate intel holds first public Russia hearing Republicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report MORE as dismissing the Bible.

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Tyler apologized to Rubio for sharing a story on social media that featured a video misquoting him, but the Florida senator blasted Cruz and his campaign for a culture of “deceptive” tactics.

Stewart, a former campaign staffer for Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2016 and Rick Santorum’s campaign in 2012, had already been working for the Texas senator as a senior communications adviser.

Updated at 9:36 p.m.