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Cruz Campaign Press Release - Former California Governor Pete Wilson Endorses Ted Cruz

April 30, 2016

HOUSTON, Texas - One day after earning the support of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Ted Cruz 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.

"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

Ted Cruz, Cruz Campaign Press Release - Former California Governor Pete Wilson Endorses Ted Cruz Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/318434

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