Ted Cruz, the Republican candidate for Senate in Texas, has a new ad out highlighting the former state solicitor general as a "fighter." The ad focuses on Cruz's Cuban immigrant family. "Tortured and imprisoned by a Cuban dictator, Ted Cruz's father fought back, escaping to America," the voiceover says. "Ted Cruz: A proven fighter for liberty because his family knows what it means to lose it."
The ad closes with a snippet from a recent robocall made by Sarah Palin on behalf of Cruz. Watch the ad below:
Cruz faces David Dewhurst, Texas's lieutenant governor, in the May 29 GOP primary. Other candidates running for the nomination are former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and former ESPN commentator Craig James. A poll released yesterday shows Dewhurst leading Cruz by nine points.