Cruz names replacement for fired spokesman
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention 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 Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Trump bets base will stick with him on immigration 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.