The fight between GOP presidential candidates Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was just kicked up a notch -- over a doctored photo.
After Rubio's campaign outed a snapshot of the candidate shaking hands with President Barack Obama as a fake -- and the Cruz's people haven't denied it -- the two men have been trading barbs, with accusations that Ted is a liar and Marco is a Republican Obama flying back and forth.
The drama came to a head Thursday, days before the South Carolina primary. Both Cruz and Rubio are trailing front-runner, reality star, and billionaire Donald Trump in that state's polls (the former second, the latter third), CNN reported.
During an event, Rubio's senior adviser Todd Harris "gaggled" to reporters for seven minutes about a Photoshopped pic of Marco that appeared on a website created and paid for by the Texan. He handed out printouts of it while railing against the opponent.