A week before the Wisconsin primary, Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is backing Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] in the Republican race for president.
Walker, who briefly ran for president last year after much buzz but dropped out after the rise of Donald Trump, made the announcement on Milwaukee’s Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
“After a lot of thought, a lot of time, a lot of prayer about this, I just really decided after all these years of Obama-Clinton failures, that it’s time we elect a strong new leader, and I’ve chosen to endorse to Ted Cruz to be the next president of the United States,” Walker said.
Wisconsin’s April 5 primary, where 42 delegates are up for grabs, is the only election taking place next Tuesday.
Walker told radio host Charlie Sykes he’s “all in” for Cruz and will campaign for him across the state heading into the election.
In a subsequent statement released by Walker, the governor said: “Ted Cruz is a principled constitutional conservative who understands that power belongs to the states — and to the people — and not bureaucrats in Washington.”
“Just like we did in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz is not afraid to challenge the status quo and to stand up against the big government special interests,” Walker said. “He is the best-positioned candidate to both win the Republican nomination and defeat Hillary Clinton. That’s why I endorse Ted Cruz for president of the United States.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 29, 2016