Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker endorsed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for President Tuesday morning in a last-minute push ahead of the state's primary next Tuesday.
In an interview on Wisconsin's WTMJ 620, Walker said, “I've chosen to endorse Ted Cruz to be the next President of the United States,” adding:
“Ted Cruz is in the best position by far to both win the nomination of the Republican Party and then go on to defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall this year.”
He elaborated in a statement:
Walker's endorsement comes just days after a media feud between Cruz and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over the candidates' spouses.
Ohio Governor John Kasich pulled all radio ads in the Badger state this week, which the campaign insisted was a mere shift in strategy, not a withdrawal from competition.
Kasich is not without endorsements in Wisconsin either. Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson said Kasich is the only candidate who can beat Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton in a general election.
But for Wisconsin's sitting governor, who made his name by challenging and defeating the public sector unions, the choice of candidate is Ted Cruz.