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Cruz returns to Trump’s ‘New York values’ in Iowa attack ad

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Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has launched an ad attacking Republican rival Donald Trump as embracing “New York values.”
The 30-second ad running statewide in Iowa Tuesday starts with video of Trump noting he’s “lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life.”
{mosads}”So my views are a little bit different than if I lived in Iowa,” the celebrity real estate tycoon adds in the video. 
The ad goes on to hit Trump over his previous support for abortion rights, including footage of him saying he’s “pro-choice in every respect” when asked in an interview if he’d ban partial-birth abortion.
The spot also features a clip of Trump knocking Iowa voters during a campaign rally when he said, “How stupid are the people of Iowa?”
Trump made that comment during a rally in November when he was battling Ben Carson and cast doubt on the retired neurosurgeon’s story of once trying to stab someone.
The ad released Monday evening doubles down on the Texas senator’s attack against Trump’s “New York values.” Democrats including Hillary Clinton, as well as some Republicans from New York, have slammed Cruz for the comments. 
Trump has invoked the response from New York City to the 9/11 terrorist attacks to push back on the criticism.
Cruz and Trump are sparring with just a week to go until the Iowa caucuses Feb. 1.
The businessman’s campaign launched its first attack ad on Friday targeting Cruz on immigration, and Cruz hit back with an ad going after Trump on eminent domain.
Tags 2016 GOP primary Donald Trump New York values Ted Cruz

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