Cruz names replacement for fired spokesman

Greg Nash

Ted CruzTed CruzGrassroots battling establishment on trade at conventions Fixing the disastrous nomination process Attacking Trump for the few sensible things he says is bad strategy 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 RubioGroups unendorse Grayson after domestic violence allegations Trump postpones Hispanic roundtable Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense 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. 

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