Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz for Republican nomination
Former governor of Texas and two-time GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry has endorsed Ted Cruz for the Republican presidential bid, according to NBC News.
Perry backed fellow Texan Cruz just one week before the Iowa caucuses, a critical first sign of success for presidential hopefuls.
"Of those individuals who have a chance to win the Republican primary, at this juncture, from my perspective, Ted Cruz is by far the most consistent conservative in that crowd," Perry said in an interview with Politico.
The former Texas governor dropped out of the 2016 race in September, but during Perry's two races for president he was popular with evangelicals, a key component in Cruz's coalition.