First Draft: Ted Cruz Radio Ad Intensifies Feud With Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Mayor Bill de Blasio attended the New York City Police Academy’s graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden this month.Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

Senator Ted Cruz, sharply escalating his feud with Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, plans to air a radio commercial in the run-up to the state’s primary on Tuesday that savages the Democratic mayor’s “socialist policies” and his liberal views on policing.

In an ad set to run on conservative talk radio statewide, Mr. Cruz’s campaign even alludes to recent reports of a federal investigation that has eyed several of the mayor’s campaign contributors. Mr. de Blasio has said that his campaign has always conducted itself in accordance with the law.

“De Blasio’s socialist policies are tearing this city…

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