Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, hoping to give the senator a boost as their home state's primary looms.
Abbott announced his support in a video released Wednesday morning. He and Cruz are set to appear together in Houston later in the day.
Texas is the largest of "Super Tuesday" states voting next week.
As Texas attorney general, Abbott tapped Cruz as solicitor general.
Cruz calls Abbott a friend and mentor.
Cruz was third in Nevada's caucuses Tuesday, edged out by Marco Rubio.
Donald Trump was the commanding winner.
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