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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary. Watch the video:

I’m here to stress to you how important it is for Conservatives to rally together and support a consistent conservative candidate who will take on Washington who will defeat the Democrat nominee.

That’s why I support Ted Cruz for president.

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He has proven that he is ready to serve as our commander and chief on day one.

He has also proved a willingness to take on the Washington cartel and restore power and opportunity back to the people.

He has proven he will do what is necessary to secure our borders, to defeat radical Islamic terrorism and to ensure that our brave veterans receive the care they have earned.

Ted is the leader we need to reignite the promise of America. That’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz and asking Iowa Republicans to caucus for Cruz next Monday, February the first.

Perry told Politico that he found Cruz to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, is  a “man of principle,” and is more conservative than Trump: