Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz Ahead Of Wisconsin Primary

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March 29, 2016 10:10 a.m.

Updated at 10:27 a.m. ET

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential bid in an interview with Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes on Tuesday, a week before the state’s April 5 presidential primary.

Walker told Sykes that Cruz is in “the best position by far to both win the nomination of the Republican party” and the general election.

The governor touted Cruz as the “strong new leader” America needs.

“I just fundamentally believe that he’s a Constitutional conservative,” Walker said, adding that Cruz “has shown he is not afraid to take on the big government special interests.”

He also spoke to Cruz’s character.

“He is a decent man. He loves his family he loves his wife. He adores his children. He loves his country,” Walker said.

Walker said that he plans to campaign with Cruz through the Wisconsin primary next week and told Sykes that he feels “strongly” about supporting Cruz.

“I’m all in. This is not a default,” he said.

Cruz perhaps set himself up to receive Walker’s backing when he asked his supporters to help Walker pay off his campaign debt in December.

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