February 1, 2016

Over the weekend a big story broke about Ted Cruz sending out very offensive mailers to Iowa cuacus voters.

Ted Cruz's campaign is under fire for sending potential caucus attendees a official-looking mailer that gives them and their neighbors a score for past election turnout and implores them to caucus Monday night to improve those scores.

It was so bad in fact, that the Iowa’s Republican secretary of state called out Ted Cruz for sending the mailers.

In a statement, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said he was shown one of the mailers and said the wording "misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law.”

“Accusing citizens of Iowa of a ‘voting violation’ based on Iowa caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act,” Pate said. “There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa caucuses.”

Here's what Ted's mailers looks like.

Cruz came out defending his campaign's actions.

"I will apologize to no one for using every tool we can to encourage Iowa voters to come out and vote," Cruz said, speaking to reporters before a rally in Sioux City, Iowa.

I find it perplexing why neither Chris Wallace or Chuck Todd asked Ted Cruz about this breaking news on their Sunday talk shows since it's such a relevant story days before the Iowa caucuses begin to vote.

Donald Trump was asked about the Cruz mailer by Chris Matthews on a Sunday edition of Hardball and he had a lot to say about Ted's actions.

"I think it's one of the most disgraceful things I have seen in politics," Trump said in an interview on MSNBC's "Hardball."

"I think it's one of the most horrible things that I have seen in politics," the Republican presidential front-runner added. "And I have seen pretty bad stuff just like you have."

I thought Chris Wallace did a good job of questioning Cruz on his bogus Obamacare attacks, but why was this new, breaking story ignored?

He certainly had a lot to say about Hillary Clinton's emails.

Chuck Todd also had Sen. Cruz on and somehow neglected to discuss the mailers, but also had a lot to say on Clinton's email story also:

CHUCK TODD:Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul are all with me, here live. Plus, what will the latest email story do to Hillary Clinton's chances?

You can bet that if Bernie Sanders or Hillary sent out a mailer such as this, the networks would have pounced on this story during the Sunday talk shows, even if the interview had been previously recorded.

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