News Release Catherine Frazier
March 29, 2016  

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz for President

Walker: "Americans are looking for real leadership and a new direction... That’s why I endorse Ted Cruz for President."

HOUSTON, Texas – The Cruz for President campaign announced today the endorsement of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Gov. Walker made the announcement on the Charlie Sykes radio show in Wisconsin this morning.
“After eight years of the failed Obama-Clinton Administration, Americans are looking for real leadership and a new direction," said Gov. Walker. "Ted Cruz is a principled constitutional conservative who understands that power belongs to the states – and to the people – and not bureaucrats in Washington. Just like we did in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz is not afraid to challenge the status quo and to stand up against the big government special interests. He is the best-positioned candidate to both win the Republican nomination and defeat Hillary Clinton. That’s why I endorse Ted Cruz for President of the United States."
“Governor Walker has been an outstanding leader in the conservative movement and I’m honored to have his endorsement,” Cruz said. “Gov. Walker courageously stood up to special interests and won in a bitter fight in Wisconsin. His leadership has made a profound impact on the people of Wisconsin and I welcome his advice on how we can unite the Republican Party and defeat Hillary Clinton in November.”
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Democratic National Committee

DNC Statement on Scott Walker's Endorsement

DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda released the following statement on Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement of Ted Cruz:

“After signing some of the Republican Party’s favorite union-busting, education-slashing policies into law, Gov. Scott Walker earned one of the worst job-creation records in the country. Then he launched a bid for the White House that became the shortest presidential campaign in modern history – lasting just 71 days – after a dismal lack of support forced him to drop out.  Now he’s lending that lack of support to Ted Cruz, a candidate every bit as extreme as Trump, but with the added bonus that he cost the economy $24 billion in a wasteful government shutdown. Fitting.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker Endorses Sen. Ted Cruz's Extremism

Today, Governor Scott Walker endorsed Senator Ted Cruz to be the next President of the United States, throwing his support behind a candidate who shares many of his extreme right-wing policies.  Throughout his tenure, Cruz has compared the fight to defund Obamacare to that of fighting Nazis in World War II, referred to marriage equality as the “radical gay marriage agenda”, and said those who believe it climate change are equivalent to people who believe the earth is flat.

Cruz’s extreme record mirrors not only that of Walker, but also of current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Most recently, Cruz said we should “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods”, but this only scratches the surface of his divisive rhetoric. Cruz has accused people who support marriage equality as waging “jihad” against people of faith, said the laws in this country that give women a right to choose are extreme, and has said the Obama economy is disastrous even though we have had 68 positive months of job growth.

“It’s shameful that Scott Walker would support a candidate with an extreme record of divisive policies and hateful partisan rhetoric,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Kory Kozloski said on Tuesday. “Ted Cruz has spent his career working to divide people across this nation, rather than working to bring us together. That is not the sort of candidate the Governor of our state should be standing behind.” Kozloski said. 

Below is a brief history of Ted Cruz’s divisive rhetoric:

Climate Change
Gay Marriage and Homophobia
A Bit More