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Ted Cruz' Newest Dirty Trick: Phony Check Enclosed Fundraising Mailer

Sen. Ted Cruz follows up the controversy he caused in Iowa with more dirty tricks in New Hampshire

Ted Cruz has apparently shrugged off the criticism he took In Iowa over his shame-baiting mailers along with his Ben Carson "dirty tricks" during the caucus itself and immediately implemented a new Rovian dirty tactic to the voters of New Hampshire.

Huffington Post:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is out with a deceptive new mailer that masquerades as official government business and promises people there's a "check enclosed" when it's actually asking for money instead.

A New Jersey resident sent The Huffington Post the latest piece of mail he received from Cruz's campaign. The envelope appears to have come from Cruz's Senate office and has his name printed the same way it often is for Senate business. In small type the mailer clarifies that it is for "personal" matters and was not sent at taxpayers' expense. It also promises a check.

But the check inside -- which is made out to the Cruz campaign, not to the voter -- is fake. The accompanying letter promises that a "group of generous supporters" have promised to match donations received in response to the mailer.

For a candidate who's professing his hatred for Washington and all it stands for, Cruz' campaign has easily slipped into a Lee Atwater persona and displayed the kind of deception that's supposedly unworthy for a Christian conservative.

The New Jersey voter who received the mailer and asked not to be named said the letter would be enough to "fool my mother-in-law."

Readers from Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, Maine, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Hampshire and other states wrote in after this story was published to say they received the same mailer. It appears to have been sent out widely, to registered Democrats, Republicans and on.

There is plenty more at the Huffington Post article covering this story that shows how dishonest the Cruz campaign is willing to go.

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