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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Alice Stewart|
|News Release||Catherine Frazier|
Former California Governor Pete Wilson Endorses Ted Cruz
HOUSTON, Texas – One day after earning the support of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Ted Cruz was today endorsed for President by former California Governor Pete Wilson.
Wilson, who served as Governor of California, United States Senator, and Mayor of San Diego, announced his backing at the California Republican Party Convention in San Francisco.
“The most urgent challenge facing a President in 2017 is confronting and changing the dangerous national security legacy of Barack Obama who has invited aggression and contempt from our enemies and distrust and disaffection from former allies. We dare not suffer a third Obama term. Ted Cruz is the winning candidate we need,” said Wilson.
“I am honored to have the support of Governor Wilson, a solid Republican leader whose lifetime of public service demonstrates how Republicans focused on providing solutions to the challenges facing the American people can win in blue states as well as red,” said Cruz.
Governor Wilson is the latest California Republican leader to endorse Ted Cruz, who has earned the support of more than 50 current and former California Republican elected officials, including:
Diane Harkey, Board of Equalization Member
George Runner, Board of Equalization Member
Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor, former Board of Equalization Member
Tom McClintock, Congressman
Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman
Ted Gaines, State Senator
Matthew Harper, Assemblyman
Shannon Grove, Assemblywoman
Marie Waldron, Assemblywoman
Travis Allen, Assemblyman
Brian Jones, Assemblyman
Don Wagner, Assemblyman
Jay Obernolte, Assemblyman
Jim Battin, Former State Senator
Dennis Hollingsworth, Former State Senate Republican Leader
Martin Garrick, Former Assembly Republican Leader
Scott Baugh, Former Assembly Republican Leader
California Democratic Party
California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton Statement on Former Gov. Pete Wilson Endorsing Ted Cruz“Former California Governor Pete Wilson, who was the champion of the mean-spirited and unconstitutional Proposition 187, has endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Gov. Wilson can explain to Sen. Cruz the benefits of having strong anti-immigration policies in California -- they have worked so well for the Republican Party here.”