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‘Indiana Needs a Partner in the White House’: Gov. Mike Pence Endorses Cruz

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Pence said that voters are “choosing between three good men,” but the choice, “for me, is Ted Cruz.”

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence holds a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president Friday, just days before Indiana’s Republican primary.

Pence praised Cruz’s rival Donald Trump but called Cruz a “principled conservative” and said that he will vote for the senator May 3.

“Indiana needs a partner in the White House,” Pence said.

“I’m very confident our party will come together around our nominee, whoever that might be,” Pence said, adding, “I’m for anybody but Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.”

Pence said that voters are “choosing between three good men,” but the choice, “for me, is Ted Cruz.”

Indiana is considered by many to be a must-win state for the Cruz campaign. In the ramp-up to the Hoosier State primary, Cruz announced his choice of a running mate should he receive the Republican nomination in the state this week: onetime GOP rival Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

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