Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has been campaigning more aggressively in recent weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Cruz released a new ad against rival Donald Trump.
The ad, titled “No More Deals,” accuses Trump of being a crony who is in bed with politicians. The ad insinuates that he will strike deals with Democrats and govern the same way as establishment Republicans like former House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Breitbart reported that Cruz and Trump are in a heated and close battle going into the Iowa caucus. Cruz has been focused on retail politics, making up to six stops at local small businesses in Iowa per day since he’s been in the Hawkeye State.
Speaking at a breakfast organized by Bloomberg Politics, Cruz’s campaign manager Jeff Roe explained how Cruz will win on Monday. From The Washington Post:
The operation of the senator from Texas thinks that it has come down to fighting over exactly 9,131 voters who are trying to decide between Cruz and Trump: 3,185 who are torn between him and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; and a smaller group — 2,807, to be precise — who have not yet made their choice between him and Rubio. Cruz also must try to peel off supporters of other religious conservatives in the race, including former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and former senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.