Marco Rubio’s campaign accused Ted Cruz’s camp of “dirty tricks” Tuesday, after Cruz supporters in Hawaii blasted out an email suggesting the Florida senator was about to drop out of the race.
The email, sent by “Ted Cruz Hawaii,” cites a disputed CNN report claiming some Rubio advisers have told him to drop out of the 2016 race before Florida’s primary next week, fearing he could be humiliated by a defeat in his home state.
“Privately, the campaign is having a debate about whether he should remain in the mix — even for his home state of Florida’s primary,” the email said, going on to quote the report.
The email then quoted supposed Hawaii caucus-goers — who were not named — saying they don’t want to “waste” their votes on a “likely dropout.”
Rubio’s campaign already has adamantly denied the CNN report — and when it turned up in the Hawaii email, immediately blasted Cruz for “dirty tricks.”