Texas Tea Party candidate Katrina Pierson has gotten a non-endorsement endorsement from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Cruz described Pierson, who is challenging Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), as "utterly fearless" according to The Dallas Morning News.
"Katrina Pierson is an utterly fearless principled conservative," Cruz said Saturday at the North Texas Freedom and Liberty Rally in Allen, Texas.
It may not be an official endorsement but it's likely as close as Pierson is going to get to one from Cruz given that he's said he does not plan to get involved in GOP primary elections. Cruz has used the "utterly fearless" phrase to praise Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), a close ally in the Senate, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), and even in describing the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Pierson, it should be noted, has long tried to link herself closely to Cruz. A week earlier she was endorsed by Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz. In late 2013 Pierson told The Hill that come January Cruz "may want to be" one of the people who endorses her candidacy.
Photo from Katrina Pierson via Facebook.