Former California Governor Pete Wilson
Photo credit: California Republican Party
Former California Governor Pete WilsonPhoto credit: California Republican Party
Former California Governor Pete Wilson
Photo credit: California Republican Party

One day after earning the support of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was today endorsed for President by former California Governor Pete Wilson.

Wilson, who served as Governor of California, United States Senator, and Mayor of San Diego, announced his backing at the California Republican Party Convention in San Francisco on Saturday.

“The most urgent challenge facing a President in 2017 is confronting and changing the dangerous national security legacy of Barack Obama who has invited aggression and contempt from our enemies and distrust and disaffection from former allies. We dare not suffer a third Obama term. Ted Cruz is the winning candidate we need,” said Wilson.

“I am honored to have the support of Governor Wilson, a solid Republican leader whose lifetime of public service demonstrates how Republicans focused on providing solutions to the challenges facing the American people can win in blue states as well as red,” said Cruz.

Governor Wilson is the latest California Republican leader to endorse Ted Cruz, who has earned the support of more than 50 current and former California Republican elected officials, including:

Diane Harkey, Board of Equalization Member
George Runner, Board of Equalization Member
Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor, former Board of Equalization Member
Tom McClintock, Congressman
Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman
Ted Gaines, State Senator
Matthew Harper, Assemblyman
Shannon Grove, Assemblywoman
Marie Waldron, Assemblywoman
Travis Allen, Assemblyman
Brian Jones, Assemblyman
Don Wagner, Assemblyman
Jay Obernolte, Assemblyman
Jim Battin, Former State Senator
Dennis Hollingsworth, Former State Senate Republican Leader
Martin Garrick, Former Assembly Republican Leader
Scott Baugh, Former Assembly Republican Leader

You May Also Like

Hillary Clinton Touts Big Government in Des Moines (Videos)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa for a rally marking the first day of early voting in Iowa.

Americans for Prosperity: Bruce Braley Needs to Stand Up for Iowans, Not Special Interests

 (Des Moines, IA) Americans for Prosperity is ramping up pressure on Representative…

The Irrelevancy of Endorsements

Governor Tim Pawlenty announced 10 Iowa legislative endorsements today.  They are: Rep.…

Ernst and Braley Trade Jabs in First U.S. Senate Debate

The first U.S. Senate debate between State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) and Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) highlighted numerous policy differences.