Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has endorsed GOP Sen. Ted Cruz for president shortly before the state’s upcoming presidential primary.
In a video message uploaded Tuesday, Abbott said he is endorsing Cruz because “it is our duty as Texas conservatives to support a leader that we can trust to restore our values.”
“Unlike far too many in Washington, the Ted Cruz we’ve seen in the Senate is the same Ted Cruz we elected, and he’s the same Ted Cruz I served with when I was attorney general,” Abbott said.
“Conservative values are at his core,” Abbott added.
The Lone Star State’s primary will take place March 1.