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Super PAC Fires Cruz Missile at Boehner

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 11:39 AM

John Boehner's House speaker seat is barely cold — but that's not stopping Sen. Ted Cruz's supporters from airing a radio ad ripping the former GOP presiding officer on Capitol Hill.

In the ad, paid for by a super PAC backing the Texas Republican who is running for president, a female narrator refers to Boehner once taking a mildly profane swipe at Cruz, The Washington Post reports.

The narrator, who identifies herself as a mother of two, complains Boehner "attacked Ted Cruz, referring to him as a pain in the you know what because of his bold actions fighting to keep the promises he made to me."

At a Colorado fundraiser earlier this year, Boehner reportedly called Cruz "that jackass."

In response to Boehner's insult, Cruz told Hugh Hewitt's radio show: "The speaker is entitled to express whatever views he likes, but I'm not going to respond in kind. And I think the American people are not remotely interested in a bunch of politicians in Washington bickering like schoolyard children."

But with Boehner out as House speaker, that sentiment has apparently changed and the Ohio Republican is now fair game.

According to The Post, another of the super PAC ads goes after Cruz's presidential competition, stating: "Some candidates talk about religious freedom. Only one has fought for it."

The ads, paid for by Keep the Promise I, a super PAC funded by hedge fund multimillionaire Robert Mercer, are airing nationally and on local radio stations in Iowa and South Carolina.

Boehner resigned last month after increasing criticism from Republican hard-liners, including Cruz, who believed he didn't stand up to the White House enough.

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