Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) speaks at the Westside Conservative Breakfast at the Machine Shed in Urbandale, IA on 4/25/15Photo credit: Dave Davidson (Prezography.com)
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) endorses Ted Cruz prior to his state’s primary on April 5th.
Photo credit: Dave Davidson (Prezography.com)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker threw his support to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for the Republican Wisconsin Primary on April 5th. Walker had indicated before that he thought Cruz was the only Republican left who could stop Donald Trump from winning the nomination.

Walker left the presidential race in September hoping that a “a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field.” He, at the time, called on other candidates to do the same. That call went largely ignored since only former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) and (then current) Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) were the only candidates to join him prior to the Iowa Caucuses.

“After eight years of the failed Obama-Clinton Administration, Americans are looking for real leadership and a new direction,” Walker said on the Charlie Sykes Show in Wisconsin. “Ted Cruz is a principled constitutional conservative who understands that power belongs to the states – and to the people – and not bureaucrats in Washington. Just like we did in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz is not afraid to challenge the status quo and to stand up against the big government special interests. He is the best-positioned candidate to both win the Republican nomination and defeat Hillary Clinton. That’s why I endorse Ted Cruz for President of the United States.”

“Governor Walker has been an outstanding leader in the conservative movement and I’m honored to have his endorsement,” Cruz said. “Gov. Walker courageously stood up to special interests and won in a bitter fight in Wisconsin. His leadership has made a profound impact on the people of Wisconsin and I welcome his advice on how we can unite the Republican Party and defeat Hillary Clinton in November.”

Cruz has a slight lead in recent polling leading by one point in the Emerson poll and five points in the Free Beacon poll.

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