Cruz names replacement for fired spokesman
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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 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 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 as dismissing the Bible.

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.