Rep. Mark Sanford, Former SC Governor, Endorses Cruz

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Derek Draplin Associate Editor
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Rep. [crscore]Mark Sanford[/crscore], former governor of South Carolina, announced his endorsement of Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] during a rally Friday.

“The Constitution matters,” the congressman said when asked why he was endorsing Cruz. Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who hosted the event held at the College of Charleston, announced Sanford’s endorsement. “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson and David Limbaugh also made appearances at the rally.

“We need another fighter in Washington,” Sanford said, mentioning Cruz stood out to him for opposing ethanol subsidies. Sanford represents the first district, which includes Charleston.

On Wednesday, Sanford told the “Hear & Now” radio show that it was unlikely he’d endorse any candidate because “endorsements don’t matter.”

Earlier Friday Cruz was in Myrtle Beach where he teased the idea of Robertson being ambassador to the U.N. “Just for a thought experiment, imagine for a second Phil Robertson, ambassador to the United Nations,” Cruz said. (VIDEO: Cruz Teases ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson As His UN Ambassador)

Cruz also has endorsements from former Texas governor Rick Perry, Texas Rep. [crscore]Louie Gohmert[/crscore], and North Carolina Rep. [crscore]Mark Meadows[/crscore], among others.

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