Cruz names replacement for fired spokesman
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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 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 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 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.