Governor Scott Walker is endorsing Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Walker, who dropped out of the race himself last fall, made the announcement Tuesday morning while speaking with conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes on WTMJ radio.
The GOP governor said he decided to support Cruz because he is a “constitutional conservative” who is willing to take on big government special interests. Walker also said he believes Cruz is the only candidate who can win the nomination outright at the national convention this summer, and then go on to defeat the Democratic nominee in November.
Walker insisted he is “all in” on Cruz, and his endorsement is not just about blocking current front-runner Donald Trump from winning the nomination. “I wanted to make sure that I was supporting someone, I wasn’t against something or against someone,” Walker said.
The governor said he plans to campaign with Cruz at “multiple events” between now and the state’s April 5 presidential preference primary, although no details have been released yet. Walker was scheduled to be at several bill signing ceremonies around the state today, while Cruz was starting his day with a campaign event in Brookfield.
The other two Republican candidates, Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich, also have events in the state today. All three will appear at a CNN town hall event in Milwaukee later this evening.