Ted Cruz was bested by cyber squatters again, this time losing out on an obvious website domain that incorporates the Texas senator’s new running mate, Carly Fiorina.
Earlier Wednesday, as news broke that Cruz planned to tap the California businesswoman as his vice presidential partner, GOP consultant Matt Mackowiak made the snap decision to scoop up the site cruzfiorina.com. In an interview, the Austin, Texas-based Republican operative said he initially offered a broker $100 for the site but ended up paying a “more modest sum” to get it.
Visitors to cruzfiorina.com are now redirected to a page that Mackowiak set up to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research. But he said he’d be open to selling the site to the Cruz campaign at the same price he paid for it. “I’d be happy to talk to them,” he said.
The Cruz campaign instead used CruzCarly.com.
This isn’t the first time Cruz has been late to the game for a website carrying his name. The Texas senator built his digital presidential campaign around tedcruz.org after someone purchased tedcruz.com and installed a home page declaring: “Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!”
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