Did Ted Cruz Pay ‘Hush Money’ to Carly Fiorina Over #CruzSexScandal?

Ted Cruz at a campaign event in Wisconsin. (Getty)

Ted Cruz at a campaign event in Wisconsin. (Getty)

Did 2016 Republican Presidential contender Ted Cruz pay Carly Fiorina’s campaign to keep her quiet about an affair? It’s unlikely, but Twitter speculation abounds.

Chatter about the “scandal” stems entirely from a National Enquirer story that hit newsstands March 25, alleging Cruz had affairs with five women. The Enquirer ran pixelated headshots of five women that the tabloid claims had affairs with Cruz. One of the headshots appears to be of Carpenter, but there’s no evidence to back up the Enquirer’s report.
A Ted Cruz-affiliated Super PAC, Keep the Promise I, donated $500,000 to rival Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign in July 2015. The Washington Post noted that the donation was “unusual” at the time, but Twitter and the National Enquirer claim to have a key piece of context: Cruz was having an affair with Fiorina staffer Sarah Isgur Flores.

The Enquirer claims that Cruz cheated on his wife with five different women over the course of his campaign. While the Enquirer pixelated the photos it ran with the story, Twitter sleuths posting at #CruzSexScandal have claimed to unravel a few of the mysteries:

Sarah Isgur Flores, in the center of the supposed de-pixelated photos above, worked for the Fiorina campaign during the 2016 election. As goes the theory, when Fiorina found out about the affair, Cruz silenced her with a half-million-dollar donation.

It bears repeating that no one has proof of anything, and Fiorina has herself endorsed and campaigned with Cruz since ending her campaign. Moreover, a photo from Flores’s Twitter shows Fiorina and the Cruz family being quite friendly:

It’s also important to note that the allegations come on the heels of a heated Twitter spat between Cruz and Donald Trump about the use of each others’ wives on the campaign trail, and that another named woman, Katrina Pierson, serves as a Trump spokeswoman. Left-leaning blog Crooks and Liars found the extent of these coincidences strained credulity:

It feels to me like Trump dropped a whole lot of garbage over at the Enquirer to discredit Ted Cruz, and that sense is backed up even more by the fact that one of the lovely ladies is supposedly Donald Trump’s spokeswoman. That’s just a little too convenient.



Marisa Lorah

Good riddance Cruz. Go back to Canada & run for Prime Minister.


Ted Is considered an illegal immigrant in Canada . Trump will help us build a wall to keep Ted inside United states.


NOOOO PLease don’t send Ted to Canada We already have plenty of sluts in politics up here. U can keep him as a Gift from us to you. LOLOLO Good Luck.


No thank you. He’s your problem now and we don’t want him back. It was your choices of a whole bunch of potential Republican nominees and you chose the very unCanadian Canadian psychopath Cruz and the loud mouth celebrity with bad hair.


Yes I agree. We have already elected our doped up drug addict pimp for the next 4 years. Ted is your problem and while on the subject. Remember the bet in Moscow Olympics??

The loser in gold medal hockey game get to keep Justin Bieber. Well you got to keep J Bieber too. Wow we have done so well to drop 2 guys on you that will be a burden on your society.
Sorry to give you the bad news.LMAO. Any ways we still love our American neighbors.


Canada won’t let him back in the country and no one in Canada would buy his extremist religious ideology he imposes on every issue and policy.


Naw. TRUMP is the Bible-thumping hypocritical bigot. Correction, He would actually have to HAVE some ethics in order to display hypocrisy towards them.

Lukas Don Velour

Hey ‘genius’! The one important fact you left out of your ‘story’:
KATRINA PIERSON worked for CRUZ as a consultant before joining TRUMP.
So to allude that this is something TRUMP is making up is nonsense.




Sounds like you like liars, and men who backstab their wives into believing God summoned Cruz to run for president. Really? He’s a scumbag and if you think he’s Mr. wonderful you’re a scumbag too.


No wonder Trump calls Cruz ‘Lyin’ Ted’ — he’s been lyin’ with other women!

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