Donald Trump Faces Crunch Time Attack Ads

<> on January 12, 2016 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is facing new attack ads, just one week ahead of the Iowa Caucus.

Our Principles PAC – founded by a former Mitt Romney staffer – and GOP competitor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are going after the frontrunner.

The television ad in Iowa put out by Our Principles PAC reportedly cost in the seven-figure range, according to Politico.

“The ad, which invokes Trump’s past statements on hot-button issues like abortion and health care, marks one of the most aggressive efforts yet to take down the billionaire businessman, who leads most state and national polls and is in a competitive battle with Ted Cruz in Iowa,” Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports.

Cruz – along with two Super PACS backing his campaign – also released ads on Monday attacking Trump’s “past liberal positions.”

Politico notes, “One, from the pro-Cruz super PAC Stand for Truth, uses footage from a 1999 interview in which Trump says that he is ‘pro-choice in every respect.’”

On Monday Cruz reportedly told Pastors in Iowa, “If Donald wins Iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in New Hampshire, if he went on to win New Hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee.”