National Politics - 2016

Are Ted Cruz Backers Up To "Iowa-Style" Tricks In SC?

“WRONG ELECTION DAY” ALLEGATIONS HIT PALMETTO STATE RACE  U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas emerged victorious ten days ago in early-voting Iowa … although in the aftermath of his win came some pretty serious allegations of foul play on the part of his campaign organization. For most candidates, that’s no big deal…

“WRONG ELECTION DAY” ALLEGATIONS HIT PALMETTO STATE RACE 

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas emerged victorious ten days ago in early-voting Iowa … although in the aftermath of his win came some pretty serious allegations of foul play on the part of his campaign organization.

For most candidates, that’s no big deal … par for the political course.

But for Cruz – who has gone out of his way to cultivate a holier-than-thou persona – the allegations of cheating didn’t mesh well with his over-the-top Christian image.  Nor did his defensive, diversionary response to the allegations.

Dirty campaigning allegations have now followed Cruz to South Carolina – where he is well-positioned as the solid second place candidate (behind national/ “First in the South” frontrunner Donald Trump).

With votes in New Hampshire still being counted, Cruz supporters have been accused of … get this … telling voters in rival camps in South Carolina to vote on the wrong day.

Ha!

In most states, such a crude misinformation strategy wouldn’t bear fruit … but this is South Carolina, home to the nation’s absolute worst government-run school system.  Here, the ageless “get your opponent to vote on the wrong day” trick is a legitimate weapon to be employed against the mouth-breathing masses … as evidenced by reports we’ve received from multiple campaign organizations attesting to its employment.

One affected campaign – that of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson – reportedly took its complaints straight to the S.C. Republican Party (SCGOP), although part officials did not immediately respond to our request for comment on the situation.

Apparently, Carson backers were told by Cruz supporters that the “First in the South” primary was scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 – which is three days after the actual date of the election, Saturday, February 20.

Of course the confusion is understandable seeing as virtually every other election in South Carolina – primary, runoff, special or general – is held on a Tuesday.

But not this is one …

We repeat: The 2016 South Carolina Presidential Preference Primary is being held on Saturday, February 20.

Remember it.  Write it down. Take a picture using your smart phone.  Use the calendar on your smart phone.

Do something …

Obviously if you’re too stupid to figure out which day the election is to be held … you probably shouldn’t be voting.

But that’s not the real story here.  Once again, allegations of dirty tricks are being leveled at the one campaign that was supposed to be above that sort of thing: The campaign of Ted Cruz.

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85 comments

Flip February 10, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Carson is already suffering, he isn’t going to win. Why is Cruz targeting one of the weaker politicians? What a crook, the second coming of Nixon…

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Rocky Verdad February 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm

He targets the weak because he’s a Pue Say.

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Bob February 10, 2016 at 4:53 pm

He targets Carson, because he thinks he is the most likely second choice of Carson supporters.

It’s a Character flaw of far right evangelicals. You can do anything you want as long as you pray for forgiveness afterward. Lying, cheating, stealing are all ok. As long as you ask god to forgive you. He learned that from his wacky Evangelist father. Who has gotten rich from fleecing his flock. i.e Give me money. I will take some, pray for you, and use the rest to expand my ministry of asking people to give money to pray.

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Mrs. Aria Premo February 10, 2016 at 9:49 pm

He WAS my #2/.. Then Rand. But now, I have no back up.

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ansels2 adams February 11, 2016 at 4:19 am

you have Dr. Ben Carson . :) He will do this!!

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RogueElephant February 11, 2016 at 8:57 am

Rev. Jerry Falwell said it best. “We aren’t electing a Sunday school teacher – in – chief. We are electing a commander -in – chief. ” That pretty well sums up the evangelical vote for me.

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Exactly Where am I? February 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Cruz may have been our 2nd or 3rd choice but he blew that. Now I’d vote for anyone but Crz. In the long run Crz is for sure helping Trmp and Rubio. If Carson does not get the nomination I would expect him to support Jeb maybe?

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du365 February 10, 2016 at 8:18 pm

“Why is Cruz targeting one of the weaker politicians?”

Because Cruz supporters know that if they try that stunt with Trump supporter, they would get their a S s e S beatdown.

Trump and his acolytes take no prisoners, while Cruz lies and hides like a little weasel when he’s caught.

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edieb February 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

He is targeting Dr. Carson because Ben has the top favorability percentage in the polls–92%. If Trump doesn’t win, it will be Carson. And if Cruz hadn’t lied about Dr. Carson dropping out, Trump would have won the NH debate, because Cruz got most of Dr. Carson’s.

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pgroup February 11, 2016 at 12:36 am

Trump lost a debate in NH?

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David Hes February 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

And if Trump hadn’t repeatedly called Carson a pathological liar and worse in November, Carson would still be in the thick of the race. Now, he’s only staying in because he’s been convinced to act as a foil against Cruz. Although Cruz is the one against whom all the daggers are aimed, Cruz is by far the most decent of all the candidates.

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ansels2 adams February 11, 2016 at 4:17 am

I wouldn’t say that about Dr. Carson. The way this campaign is going, who knows who the best man will be. Be careful.

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Fidel Castro February 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm

I’ve decided to come out of hiding and campaign for the son of my good friend, Rafael Cruz.

“Viva La Revolucion!”

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Obamaroid_Ointment February 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Forget “Iowa style” tricks, Ted needs to use South Carolina style ones down here & claim he had an affair with The Donald.

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pgroup February 11, 2016 at 12:39 am

Never heard that about Miss Lindsay.

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Obamaroid_Ointment February 11, 2016 at 11:15 am

I heard it about Miss Nikki.

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JB February 10, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Why is Carson bothering? To peddle more books? Carly and Christie knew it was time to throw in the towel. Maybe he has deal with Trump to keep some of the church vote away Ted. Donald and Ben have been pretty chummy lately.

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ccam1243@aol.com February 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm

I’m a Carson supporter, THE LAST THING I WOULD EVER DO IS VOTE FOR CRUZ, CARSON has the money and the people! The only place we are going is to the WHITEHOUSE! Supporting a cheat must be weird

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JB February 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm

I’m no Cruz supporter – but I am realistic…Ben isn’t going anywhere but eventually back home.

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David Teiwes February 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm

“SCruz” likes to fuck anybody he can “sCruz”!!!!

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John L. Battey February 10, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Carson continues because the millions of little people who drafted him and fund his campaign continue to ask it of him and support the finances of it. Everyone else is in the race because they want to be President. Dr. Ben Carson is in the race because millions of people asked him to be their President. He was invited.

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JB February 10, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Those “millions” of people should put their money to better use at this point. Funding Ben for President is just throwing good money out the window.

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Charla Devore February 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Nope I will not Ben or nobody for me.

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Mrs. Aria Premo February 10, 2016 at 9:51 pm

It’s called staying true to your beliefs. I will continue that with Dr. Carson.

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ansels2 adams February 11, 2016 at 4:29 am

read my post up above!!! you are very wrong !!!

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ansels2 adams February 11, 2016 at 4:28 am

yes. he was drafted due to the National Prayer Breakfast speech. People should go watch if you haven’t. Then you will see why so many people really love this guy!!!!!! HE IS NOT A POLITICIAN and thats why they have been ignoring him in debates, etc. They will do anything (the establishment/media) to destroy this man because Carson said, “if I get in office, the first thing I am going to do is clean house!! ” People, I am telling you. VOTE FOR THIS MAN!! He is on all of our sides!! everyone. Thats what makes him angry. We have become so divided!! We have to come together and just vote for this guy!

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Charla Devore February 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Because we the people asked him to. He is the only adult in the room and campaigns on the issues not med slinging. I think you should vote on Tuesday Feb 23rd

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pgroup February 11, 2016 at 12:40 am

LoL.

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ansels2 adams February 11, 2016 at 4:32 am

yes!! indeed!!! Dr. Carson has my vote…hands down.

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edieb February 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

That is hate! He wanted to get info out and meet fans at the same time. If you had 1/1000 of the integrity of Ben Carson you would be a good person. Read his Wikipedia biography and see why he has so many awards, medals, & diplomas.

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ansels2 adams February 11, 2016 at 4:31 am

This man ….Dr. Ben Carson has earned so much. . one I found out recently was 67 honorary doctorate degrees!! its never mentioned. I wonder why? ha ha. They hate this man!! He has my vote!!

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David Hes February 11, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Despite Trump destroying Carson in November with invective like “pathological liar.” Trump is a con man and has conned Carson along with millions of others.

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Laurie Barnette Logue February 10, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Ted Cruz knows that Ben Carson is the smarter between the two of them, and he’s praying the people don’t wake up until after the election. His campaign manager Jeff Roe plays the dirtiest and will stop at nothing. This shows how desperate Cruz is to win. He is selling his soul!

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RogueElephant February 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

ALL the politicians running have sold their soul to someone/something. There is only one successful businessman that owes no one anything that is seeking the office of POTUS. TRUMP 2016 Lets make America Great again.

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David Hes February 10, 2016 at 9:23 pm

And Trump is by far the dirtiest, most crude and unfit presidential candidate of a con man in years. A petulant, spoiled brat, crybaby. BTW, how many votes were stolen from Carson in NH? Same amount as in Iowa. NONE!

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edieb February 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

I work on the Carson Campaign, and if you think none is what were stolen you are probably on the Cruz campaign. 35,000 voters were promised to Carson, but he ended up with ~12,500.

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David Hes February 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

You’re dreaming. How could you possibly know how many votes Carson would have gotten? Please cut me a break. So how many were promised to Carson in NH? He got fewer than 6,000. Carson is a nice man. And there is only one person who took him down. How about Donald Trump who repeatedly referred to Carson as a pathological liar in November, when Carson challenged him for the lead. Cruz did nothing wrong. The one who you should be trashing is Trump. He trashed you and you didn’t say peep.

Cozette February 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Carson knew like Cruz knew. They counted the people who had pledged to him. Cruz hied Jeff Roe to run things. You only hire Jeff if you are ok with doing ANYTHING to win. Jeff delivered. And gee no one was fired lol. I am glad Trump raised hell. It will mean the Cruz cheaters will be under a huge MSM spot light. They already hate Ted for being a phony. Hang in there team Carson. Get as many votes away from Cruz as you can.

LiLa February 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Ask Carson for the truth about Mannatech.

edieb February 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

I work on the Carson Campaign, and if you think none is what were stolen you are probably on the Cruz campaign. 35,000 voters were promised to Carson, but he ended up with ~12,500.

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fundamentals February 11, 2016 at 12:18 pm

And Trump is precisely what this country needs at this moment in time.

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David Hes February 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

I warned everyone about Obama. In certain ways Trump will be worse. He’s conning you and you just don’t see it. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

fundamentals February 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm

OMG, it’s a prophet troll.

Who Cares? February 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Dumb*ss…….

gr8 February 11, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Beck go back to the Blaze you bunghole dipper!

Who Cares? February 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Bite it David…….moron!

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David Hes February 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm

And it’s morons like yourself who are conned by a con man like Trump. “Make America great again.” Ooooh, he’s your man. Use your head, pal.

Who Cares? February 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

No, you are the moron to believe ANYTHING that Cruz says….he talks out both sides of his mouth. You know he is lying if his mouth is moving. I’ve got some swamp land I’d love to sell you David…..

gr8 February 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Beck missed your meds again?

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Cozette February 11, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Are you paid to do this? How can you be so silly when the survival of America and the free world are at stake? This is NOT a sporting event. I will pray that you receive wisdom before the election. Peace be with you.

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David Hes February 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm

Pray all you want. But Trump has so turned me off, I will not vote for him even if he is the nominee. He has so debased what little good there is left in this once great country. And if he were President, he would totally disgrace us.

LiLa February 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Trump is a worker and did many things to help NYC. Love Trump. #TrumpForPresident

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David Hes February 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Trump is a con man and I don’t believe one word he says. And if you listen to his conflicting rants, he doesn’t either. He is a self consuming brat of a faker.

edieb February 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm

You are wrong. Dr. Ben Carson also owes no one but We the People. He had been funded by small individual donations and NOT anyone else.

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LiLa February 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

Carson lied about Mannatech. $40,000 per speech for a supplement that cures incurable diseases such as cancer, MS, and autism. He is not honest. #TrumpForPresident.

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mamatiger92 February 11, 2016 at 8:48 am

“owes no one anything”

you don’t really believe that, do you?

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RogueElephant February 11, 2016 at 8:55 am

He owes nothing to the political class. He hasn’t taken any money from the lobbyists or interest groups. He doesn’t need it. Unlike the rest of the politicians running , who are bought and paid for by them.

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mamatiger92 February 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

“Columbia, S.C. businessman Bill Stern
– the former chairman of the S.C. State Ports Authority and a major
contributor to numerous Palmetto politicians – will not only endorse
Trump, he will reportedly join a regional leadership team aimed at
guiding the billionaire real estate mogul’s candidacy well beyond this
month’s primary election.”
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2016/02/10/donald-trump-gets-big-dollar-backing/#zYdwVdm4VGbqiO9J.99

RogueElephant February 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Willing to bet no money changed hands. Volunteered to work for the winner.

Annette Doelle February 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

No, he has already SOLD his soul!!!

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ezpz February 10, 2016 at 11:02 pm

That would assume that he once HAD a soul.
The evidence of that is scant to non existent.

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Amy Tepe Luck February 10, 2016 at 6:02 pm

Classless of Cruz supporters. The tone of the article is very denigrating of SC voters, but in all fairness, the system that has voting on a day of the week other than Tuesday (as is the general custom in this country) leaves voters open to this kind of intentional confusion.

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Tazmaniac February 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm

I do believe it was the Colonel that started this.

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shifty henry February 11, 2016 at 10:21 am

— with his PC // — from the Cellar // —???

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SweetJustice February 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Where’s the proof? Who is the source of this information? What are the names of “Supporters” of Cruz who said this? I’m planning on supporting whichever candidate that wins the nomination but damn, the lies and misleading info about all of these people in this party is unbelieveable. No one ever spends the time to see if the info they plan to spread around is accurate and know not many people will do the background checks to see if it is before they decide to share it. Civility is dead in America.

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edieb February 10, 2016 at 10:28 pm

If you don’t keep up with current events you will never know anything. It was all over TV for 3 days about the corrupt CNN/Steve King/Cruz campaign tricks. Now someone is buying CBS to keep Dr. Carson out of the SC Debate!

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Margo February 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm Reply
simplyhonest February 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm

I will try this again. Kelly Ann a Cruz PAC leader has been using robocalls acting as a poll service to inform people that Donald Trump is trying to close down small businesses owned by vets because they are unsightly. This is an out and out lie. We all know that Mr. Trump loves our vets and donated generously to their cause.
It was reported by a Trump supporter who tracked it back to her headquarters. The call hangs up immediately after the statement without giving an opportunity for a question or reply.
This breaks my heart. I used to admire Ted Cruz but he has destroyed my faith in him and I really hate what he is doing to the evangelical reputation. Now more junk perpetuated by his campaign.
TO RUSH: How in the world can you stand by this activity when you are always so righteous. What will you put in your children’s books about this.

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RogueElephant February 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

I received on of those calls yesterday. I have lost a lot of respect for Cruz during Iowa and now this. There are enough legitimate . problems in this country without this type of crap. Let’s all vote for Trump.

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LiLa February 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm

I quit listening to Rush as of today! #TrumpForPresident

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Bill Sullivan February 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm

No the poster of this is a LIAR.. plain and simple… Wow! People will write anything.

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ansels2 adams February 11, 2016 at 4:33 am

I love Dr. Ben Carson. People get to know him. He is on all of our sides!!! both parties.

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Billy S DuBose February 11, 2016 at 4:50 am

One more episode, and Teddie , the snake , will be out! People are leaving him for Trump already because of the under-handedness he used in IOWA. Reminded all of us old timers of LBJ’s box 13 scandal . Teddie the side-winder, is already his nickname, in Alabama! Trump has been blatantly correct in almost all of his statements ! We all need to fight for the man who is fighting for us, and only us! Trump! If we don’t , then we might as well be silent, again, for another 4-8 years and watch our country fall into socialism and Islamic terror…..a state of no return! I’m voting Trump! I think Trump can turn our country around and “Make It Great Again”!

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tomstickler February 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

I’m having a Butch & The Sundance Kid moment here: “Who are these people?”

These Bentrolls even bring along their own posse of up-voters! And, talk about delusional.

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Margo February 11, 2016 at 11:52 am

I honestly don’t get why the media isn’t covering what Cruz’s campaign manager did in a MO race?!?! He used the exact SAME tactic that he used against Carson in IA! It’s not an accident or something to blame on CNN. It was orchestrated.

http://www.missourinet.com/2010/10/29/eckersley-calls-e-mail-a-hoax-says-hes-still-in-the-race-audio/

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Margo February 11, 2016 at 11:55 am

There was even a suicide, as a result of Cruz’s campaign manager’s tactics:
http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article16663127.html

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philly_435 February 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

People really struggle with substantive attacks on Cruz that they’re reduced to this garbage

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fundamentals February 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

A skunk could do better in November than Ted Cruz.

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Ms. Chris February 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Ben Carson is the man of intelligence and integrity and we the people would be served well and given back our power under his administration.

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David Hes February 11, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Maybe so. But he remains in the race ONLY to take votes away from Cruz in SC, because of the untrue allegations of Cruz taking votes from Carson in Iowa. Understand the media hates Cruz and will drum up anything to try to damage him. Why do they hate Cruz? Because he will ignore them and reduce their power & influence. Wake up and smell the coffee.

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Slim Shady February 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Rafael Cruz is not an honest man.

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Gloria Peterson Arrington February 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

this is bs no proof offered just trump smear ..Wake Up people who fall for this are low info voters. This is an election stop being led by the lies of establishment. Ben Carson does not come near the degrees and Knowledge that Cruz has. I would love if people would care this much about the real issues like the debt, the unemployment and the economy.

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gr8 February 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Spawn of satan Ted Cruz!

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Mary Jo February 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm

When in DOUBT of the VERACITY of an article….please check on the others written by the same author…This guy, FITS uses SMEAR TACTICS without any links or backup. This type YELLOW JOURNALISM should be taken with several grains of salt…or not read at all. EXPECT more of these tactics throughout the campaign.

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AmericanMorning February 12, 2016 at 1:00 am

Cruz is proving himself to be more crook than Christian.

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