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Carson Accuses Cruz Campaign of Dirty Tricks

At many of the precincts, the information was disseminated that I was suspending my campaign, that I had dropped out. And anybody who was planning to vote for me was wasting their vote and therefore they should reconsider.

— Ben Carson, accusing Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign of telling voters at Iowa precincts that Carson had dropped out of the race, TPM reports.

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Giant Chickens Influencing 2014 Campaigns

An unusually large number of campaigns this year have turned to chicken-suited men — and they’re mostly men — to distract opponents, steal press attention and, occasionally, make a point. … Behind the fowl play: Chickens make good copy, drawing attention to candidates who often are underfunded and looking for free media coverage.

The Wall Street Journal.