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Cruz reportedly shifting negative ad focus to Rubio in Iowa

With just three days until ballots are cast in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is reportedly shifting the majority of his negative ads toward fellow candidate Marco Rubio.
 
The New York Times reports that Cruz is focusing his firepower on Rubio after seeing the Florida senator rise in public and private polling, two unnamed advisers told the newspaper. 
 
{mosads}Cruz began airing negative spots against Donald Trump this week and on Thursday unveiled an attack ad against Rubio, going after him for supporting “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants.
 
Speaking before Iowa voters on Friday, Cruz attacked Rubio for having “gone on Univision and said in Spanish, ‘No, no, no, I wouldn’t rescind amnesty,'” according to the Times.
Meanwhile, Rubio on Friday sought to further stoke expectations for Cruz in the Hawkeye State, where Cruz has slipped behind Trump in several polls this week after being a favorite.
 

“He’s put a lot of time and effort here and obviously it’s a place he feels is very important to him,” Rubio said of Cruz during an appearance on Fox New’s “America’s Newsroom.”

Cruz and Rubio tangled over immigration during the seventh GOP debate Thursday night, where Cruz was in the spotlight in the absence of Trump, who skipped the event.
Tags 2016 GOP primary Iowa Iowa caucuses Marco Rubio Ted Cruz
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