Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry endorsed Ted Cruz for President in the Republican primary, today.
In his video announcement, Perry commended the junior senator from Texas for taking “a bold stand against Obama’s lawlessness” and having the “willingness to take on the Washington Cartel.”
Texas became an economic powerhouse under Perry’s 15 years of governorship, so his endorsement should give Cruz a decent boost.
“I support Ted Cruz for President,” said Gov. Perry. “As an Air Force Veteran, I understand the sacrifices that our men and women in the military make every day to keep us safe. They deserve a commander in chief who values their service, who will keep our military strong, and who will always put America’s national security interests first. Ted has proven that he is ready to serve as Commander in Chief on Day One. He has also proven the willingness to take on the Washington Cartel and restore power and opportunity back to the people.”
“Gov. Rick Perry is a friend and a remarkable public servant,” said Cruz. “He is a proud veteran who bravely served our nation, and he was an extraordinary governor of Texas. It was an honor to serve under him during my time as Texas’ Solicitor General. I am thrilled to have Rick join our campaign. With his principled leadership, we will coalesce conservatives behind this campaign to win the White House in 2016.”