With the all-important Missouri primary less than one week away, Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner has officially endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president.
Wagner has deep ties to Missouri politics and could provide a boost to Cruz’s White House ambitions.
Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner on Friday endorsed Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, hailing the Texas senator as a constitutional conservative Republicans should unite behind.
Wagner’s support comes a day after Cruz got his first Senate endorsement from Mike Lee and just a few days ahead of Missouri’s primary.
“I am proud to endorse Senator Ted Cruz ahead of the GOP Primary on March 15th,” Wagner said in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. “Republicans must unite to win behind a strong, constitutional conservative like Ted Cruz.”
Cruz will campaign in suburban St. Louis on Saturday at a rally with Carly Fiorina, the former presidential candidate who backed Cruz earlier this week.
“Missouri families deserve a trusted conservative leader like Ted Cruz who shares our values and will fight for us in Washington,” Wagner said. “I hope Missourians will join me in voting for Ted Cruz on Tuesday.”
Cruz praised Wagner, a former chair of the state Republican Party as well as a former Republican National Committee co-chair, as a principled conservative and a fighter.
“As a mother of three, a businesswoman, and fierce defender of our shared conservative values, Congresswoman Wagner is a wonderful addition to our team,” Cruz said in the same statement. “Across the nation we are uniting the Republican Party, and I’m excited to have Ann’s support in this Tuesday’s critical Missouri Primary.”
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