Influential Congressman Jeb Hensarling of Texas has officially endorsed Ted Cruz this morning, The Washington Examiner reports. Hensarling is a conservative and politically powerful. He lead the fight against the Ex-Im bank last year.
His endorsement carries weight not only in Texas but with other members of Congress.
From The Examiner, via the Cruz campaign:
"I believe that now is the time for Republicans and conservatives to unite behind the candidate who can not only win in November, but who will govern according to the principles we advocate and share," Hensarling said in a statement.
"We are down to two candidates who can secure the Republican nomination – Donald Trump and Ted Cruz," Hensarling said. "Based on Donald Trump's track record, I have serious questions about his commitment to the conservative cause."
Hensarling is the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and represents a Dallas-area congressional district.
This is the ninth big Texas endorsement for Cruz.