Dewhurst Endorses Cruz, a Former Foe, for President

Source: Texas Tribune | March 25, 2016 | Patrick Svitek

Former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Ted Cruz’s opponent in the bitter 2012 U.S. Senate runoff, is endorsing Cruz for president. 

“I want to make sure that we have a good conservative in the White House next January,” Dewhurst said in an interview Friday afternoon. “I think that’s Ted Cruz, and I want to support my fellow Texans.”

Dewhurst and Cruz battled one another in the 2012 race to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. “That was then and this is now,” Dewhurst said, attributing his endorsement to a need for the GOP to unite against frontrunner Donald Trump. 

“I just think that we’re in a time right now in which if we don’t come together as Republicans and conservatives, we’re going to be left with a fractured Republican Party that can’t beat a Hillary Clinton,” Dewhurst said. “Right now, I’m pushing for us to put our best foot forward.”


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