Jeb Bush Endorses Cruz: ‘A Consistent, Principled Conservative’

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] for president on Monday, saying, “Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.”

In a statement released by the Cruz campaign, Bush said, “For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies.”

Bush said that “Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential.”

“To win, Republicans need to make this election about proposing solutions to the many challenges we face, and I believe that we should vote for Ted as he will do just that.”

Reacting to the endorsement, Sen. Cruz said, “I’m truly honored to earn Governor Jeb Bush’s support. Governor Bush was an extraordinary governor of Florida, and his record of job creation and education innovation left a lasting legacy for millions of Floridians. His endorsement today is further evidence that Republicans are continuing to unite behind our campaign to nominate a proven conservative to defeat Hillary Clinton in November, take back the White House, and ensure a freer and more prosperous America for future generations.” (VIDEO: SHOCKING: Lindsey Graham Now Backs Ted Cruz For President)

Sen. Lindsey Graham is fundraising for Cruz, and Mitt Romney has made robocalls on behalf of the Texas Senator. (AUDIO: EXCLUSIVE: Mitt Romney Records Robocalls For Ted Cruz)

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