DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican Donald Trump is breaking from his reputation as a flamethrower with just days to go before Iowa's leadoff caucuses.
The billionaire businessman is promising to get things done in Washington. That's a direct contrast to leading GOP rival Ted Cruz, the Texas senator whose brief Washington career has been defined by obstructing even his own party.
Trump's can-do message comes as his adversaries pour money into attack ads questioning his commitment to conservative values.
Cruz allies have put up no fewer than six anti-Trump ads in recent days, spending several million dollars in Iowa and South Carolina.
Also, Katie Packer, a senior aide to Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign has started a super PAC that's spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on an anti-Trump campaign in Iowa.