Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore], who has been making a coordinated play for the votes of Christian conservatives, on Thursday was endorsed by evangelical leader James Dobson in the Republican race for president.
Dobson is the founder of the group Focus on the Family and hosts the radio show “Family Talk.”
“Ted Cruz’s record on religious liberty, life, and marriage is second to none in this Republican field,” Dobson said in a statement sent out by the Cruz campaign. “I have met with the senator on multiple occasions: he is brilliant, articulate, and informed.” (RELATED: Limbaugh: Cruz ‘An Articulate Representative Of Conservatism’)
Added Dobson: “Shirley and I have been praying for a leader such as this, and we are confident that Ted Cruz has the moral and spiritual foundations to lead our nation with excellence. Speaking as private individuals, we urge conservatives and people of faith to join us in supporting his race for the presidency.”
Last week, Cruz won the support of Bob Vander Plaats, an influential evangelical leader in Iowa — a state where the Texas senator is leading in the polls.