Carson camp on Cruz: This is ‘horse----’
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“To have campaigns come out and send emails to their caucus speakers suggesting Dr. Carson was doing anything but moving forward after tonight is the lowest of the low in American politics,” Ed Brookover, Carson’s campaign manager, told Fortune.

“This is horseshit,” added Rob Taylor, Carson’s Iowa co-chair and a Hawkeye State representative.

Cruz's team strongly denied the Carson camp’s version of events following on Monday evening.

“That’s absurd,” said spokeswoman Catherine Frazier.

Carson immediately accused opponents of playing “dirty tricks." The retired neurosurgeon also ended rumors that he is suspending his campaign by leaving Iowa for his home in Florida.

Cruz won Iowa’s Republican caucuses, with 27.6 percent of the vote; Carson finished fourth, with 9.3 percent.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the Cruz campaign’s national co-chairman, suggested Monday evening that exiting Iowa before the caucuses concluded is “equivalent” to suspending a campaign.