As we told you last night, Marco Rubio’s campaign was furious at a CNN story that suggested Rubio advisers were telling the senator to drop out of the race before his home state of Florida’s primary on March 15.
But check this out. Here’s the last paragraph of that CNN piece:
Oh really, CNN? You guys better get some new “sources” because the ones you’re using now don’t know anything. Romney recorded a robo call for the Rubio campaign that’s being used today. It’s true. We even read about the call … wait for it … on CNN:
— CNN (@CNN) March 8, 2016
Romney hasn’t endorsed Rubio yet, but recording a robo call certainly fits any reasonable definition of “working” with a candidate, no?
Rubio ended up using the controversy to raise funds yesterday:
The Rubio campaign accuses a cable news network of trying sabotage them . . . . and it's CNN pic.twitter.com/luRENf5BC6
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 8, 2016
And they’re angry today that Ted Cruz used the CNN report in an email to voters in Hawaii:
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) March 8, 2016
Alert: The Cruz camp sent out an email citing a false CNN story that Rubio dropping out. Rubio is NOT dropping out! pic.twitter.com/xwXN4QQOMg
— Stop Trump PAC (@StopTrumpPAC) March 8, 2016
Exit question: Are CNN’s Rubio sources better than their Romney sources?