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01/22/2016 01:39 pm ET Updated Jan 04, 2017

Lindsey Graham Ribs Ted Cruz, Calls New Hampshire A 'Home Game' For Canadian-Born Candidate

“You can throw a rock and hit Canada from here. Ted, you better win!”

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) may be having even more fun on the campaign trail as a sharp-tongued surrogate than he did back when he was a happy-go-lucky 2016 White House contender.

On Thursday, Graham said that deciding whether the Republican Party should back Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was the equivalent of choosing between “being shot or poisoned.”

Graham then upped the ante while he was stumping here on behalf of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), whom he endorsed last week, cheekily taking a page out of Trump’s playbook to draw attention to Cruz’s Canadian birth.

“Well, let’s put it this way,” Graham told HuffPost after eating lunch at the Puritan Backroom, one of New Hampshire’s most frequented spots for retail campaigning. “If Ted doesn’t win here, he’s lost a home game because he’s from Canada, right next door.”

Chuckling at his own joke, Graham added, “You can throw a rock and hit Canada from here. Ted, you better win!” 

Watch the video of the mischievous former presidential candidate above—an outtake from the HuffPost Originals documentary series, “New Hampshire.”

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