Ted Cruz with supporters in Henderson, NV
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)
Ted Cruz with supporters in Henderson, NVPhoto credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)
Ted Cruz with supporters in Henderson, NV
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign announced the endorsement of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the expansion of state leadership teams in Hawaii and Idaho. The campaign also released a list of legislative endorsements in Michigan. Republicans in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi go to the polls on Tuesday, March 8th.

Bryant’s endorsement comes on the heels of Cruz winning the most delegates on Super Saturday.

“It’s time for Republicans to join together and unite the party for the good of our state and our nation,” Bryant said. “I urge my fellow Mississippians to join me in standing behind Ted Cruz tomorrow.”

“I am honored to have the support of Governor Bryant who is committed to uniting conservatives across his state and the nation behind my campaign,” Cruz said in a released statement. “The people of Mississippi are fed up with they dysfunction in Washington and know this is the time for courageous conservatives to unite.”

The campaign released the expanded leadership team in advance of the Hawaii Caucus on Tuesday.

State Senator Sam Slom and State Representative Bob McDermott join with the previously announced leadership team of Rita Kama-Kimura, Marissa Kerns, and Willes Lee along with statewide, county, and coalition campaign leaders, plus conservative and Republican activists across the islands.

State Leadership Team Members and Endorsers:

Sam Slom
Hawaii Kai, State Senator for Senate District 9

Bob McDermott
Ewa Beach, State Representative for House District 40

Dick Rowland
Aiea, Founder of Grassroots Institute of Hawaii

Jason Jones
Kapolei, Pro-Life Activist and Award-Winning Filmmaker

Willes Lee
Aina Haina, Executive Vice President of National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Rita Kama-Kimura
Mililani, Treasurer of Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Marissa Kerns
Waianae, Vice President of Hawaii Republican Assembly

Brett Kulbis
Ewa Beach, Republican Chairman of House District 41

David Ware
Kapolei, Conservative Activist

Goldie Cross
Kalaheo, former Republican Chairman of House District 16

Marian Grey
Hawaii Kai, former Vice Chair of Honolulu County Republican Committee
and former Republican Chair of House District 18

Dr. Daniel de Gracia II
Kunia, Republican Chairman of House District 39

James O’Keefe
Hilo, Big Island Regional VP & Director of Hawaii Rifle Association

Tim Means
Wailuku, General Manager for Visitor Industry Dive Shop

Lei Enriques-Fagan
Haiku, Vice Chair Events for Maui County Republican Party

Steve Hinton
Waialua, Membership Chair for Hawaii Republican Assembly

Tracey Clay-Whitehurst
Kapolei, Pro-Life Coalition for Ted Cruz

Courtney Ko
Honolulu, Millennials Coalition for Ted Cruz

Fern Mossman
Kailua, President of Hawaii Federation of Republican Women,
Secretary of Honolulu County Committee

Lora Burbage
Kaneohe, Member of National Federation of Republican Women

Alfred Sarmento and Darline Rita-Sarmento
Kekaha, Conservative Activists

Susan Duffy
Ewa Beach, Senior Research Associate for Ohana Policy Group

Jimmy Kuroiwa
Kaneohe, Hawaii Director at Alliance for Worker Freedom Hawaii

Donna Swygard
Honolulu, former Vice Chair for Coalitions at Hawaii Republican Party

The Cruz campaign announced dozens of new Idaho leaders on the eve of the Gem State’s primary election tomorrow. The additional Cruz leaders include Rep. Raul Labrador (R, ID-1), who becomes the co-chairman of the Idaho campaign with State Treasurer Ron Crane, as well as dozens of additional regional and county chairs. Ted Cruz held rallies over the weekend in Coeur d’Alene and Boise, drawing thousands of Idahoans.

“I am proud to join Ted Cruz as a co-chairman of his campaign, and I strongly urge all conservatives and liberty-loving voters in Idaho to vote for Senator Cruz in tomorrow’s primary,” said Rep. Labrador. “As a member and founder of the House Freedom Caucus and the former Western Chair for Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign, it is clear that the time is now to unite conservatives behind the best candidate our party can put forward to defeat Hillary Clinton in November. Along with our full leadership team, my fellow co-chair, State Treasurer Ron Crane, as well as our Idaho State Director Norm Semanko, we will be competitive in Idaho on Tuesday.”

Additional members of Ted Cruz’s Idaho Leadership Team include: 

Steve Vick, State Senator, Legislators for Cruz Co-Chair
Judy Boyle, State Representative, Legislators for Cruz Co-Chair
Bob Nonini, State Senator
Sheryl Nuxoll, State Senator
Mary Souza, State Senator
Jim Rice, State Senator
Terry Gestrin, State Representative, Valley County Chair
Sage Dixon, State Representative
Ron Nate, State Representative, Madison County Co-Chair
Joe Palmer, State Representative
Janet Trujillo, State Representative
Gayle Batt, State Representative
Steve Harris, State Representative
Ron Mendive, State Representative
Brent Crane, State Representative
Paul Shepherd, State Representative
Jason Monks, State Representative
Heather Scott, State Representative
Greg Chaney, State Representative
John Cross, North Idaho Regional Coordinator
Bryan Smith, Eastern Idaho Regional Coordinator
Viki Purdy, Southwest Idaho Regional Coordinator, Adams County Chair
Carole Galloway, Clearwater County Chair
Ann Seddon, Kootenai County Co-Chair
Barbara Hedden, Kootenai County Co-Chair
Chuck Reitz, Shoshone County Chair
Mike Adams, Bonneville County Co-Chair
Jared Gifford, Bonneville County Co-Chair
Kenn Roberts, Lemhi County Chair
Elaine King, Madison County Co-Chair
Danielle Ahrens, Bonner County Co-Chair
Asa Gray, Millenials for Cruz Co-Chair, Bonner County Co-Chair
Victoria Zeischegg, Bonner County Co-Chair
Randy Jackson, Canyon County Chair
Charles Horikami, Bear Lake County Chair
Caleb Davis   Boundary County Co-Chair
Tim Heenan, Boundary County Co-Chair
Dick Harwood, Benewah County Chair
Isaac Daniel Tellez, Faith Coalition Chair, Gooding County Chair
Lee Barron, Camas County Chair
Dawn Shepherd, Idaho County Chair
Ric Branch, Washington County Chair
Vicki Keen, Ada County Co-Chair
LaMont Keen, Ada County Co-Chair
Carrie Hanks, Fremont County Chair
Clinton Daniel, Nez Perce County Chair
Luke Pearce, Payette County Chair
Lenore Barrett, Custer County Chair, Former State Representative
Rusty E. Satterwhite, Twin Falls County Chair
Jaden Poulsen, Jefferson County Chair
Kay Lynn Smith, Butte County Chair
Roy Moulton, Teton County Chair
Gresham Bouma, Latah County Chair
Ralph Lillig, Bannock County Co-Chair
Rochelle Lillig Bannock County Co-Chair
Alexandria Kincaid, 2nd Amendment Coalition Chair
Ben Fulcher, Millenials for Cruz Co-Chair
Tyler Ricks, Teens for Ted Chair
Jeff Ward, Grassroots Coalition Co-Chair
Lora Gervais, Grassroots Coalition Co-Chair
Ryan Davidson, Grassroots Coalition Co-Chair
Travis Thompson, Grassroots Coalition Co-Chair

The Cruz campaign continued to build on the campaign’s strong Michigan leadership team with endorsements from several conservative legislative leaders. The endorsements expand the Michigan Leadership team to over 100 members, including county chairs in all 83 counties and faith leaders from all across the state. Over 4,000 volunteers have signed up to help with the campaign.

“Ted Cruz can bring to Washington what conservatives in the state legislatures across the nation have been yearning for — consistent conservative leadership,” said Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck.

State Legislative Co-Chairs Michigan:

United States Congressman Justin Amash
State Senator Patrick Colbeck
Former State Senator Bruce Patterson
State Representative Lana Theis
State Representative Joel Johnson
State Representative Gary Glenn
State Representative Ray Franz
State Representative Tom Hooker
Former State Representative Fulton Sheen

The previous Michigan leadership team release can be found here.

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