Early Wednesday morning, former candidate for president Jeb Bush announced he has endorsed Ted Cruz as the GOP nominee for president.
"Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests," Bush said in a prepared statement. "Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential."
"For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies," Bush added. "To win, Republicans need to make this election about proposing solutions to the many challenges we face, and I believe that we should vote for Ted as he will do just that."
Cruz said the endorsement "is further evidence that Republicans are continuing to unite behind our campaign to nominate a proven conservative to defeat Hillary Clinton in November, take back the White House, and ensure a freer and more prosperous America for future generations."
Bush and Cruz met earlier this month in Florida prior to the state's presidential debate. Neil Bush, Jeb's younger brother signed on to Cruz' national finance team. Also recently jumping on the Cruz train was Senator Lindsay Graham, one of Cruz' adversaries in the Senate.
Jeb's aides say the former Governor will "actively support" Cruz on the campaign trail.
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