EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz is endorsing Republican candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin and can marketing campaign with him through the last stretch of the GOP contest within the state, Fox Information has discovered.
In a video message solely obtained by Fox Information, Cruz stated Youngkin is “the perfect likelihood Republicans have of successful Virginia this yr,” urging Republican voters to assist him through the GOP conference on Might eight.
“Glenn is pro-life. He’s a gun proprietor. He’s a defender of spiritual liberty,” Cruz stated. “When you’ve ever frolicked with him, that he is the actual deal. A Christian, a household man who has his priorities straight, and a man with widespread sense.”
Youngkin instructed Fox Information that Cruz’s endorsement is “such an honor.”
“We’re working essentially the most dynamic grassroots marketing campaign Virginia has ever seen, and it’s going to be plenty of enjoyable to have him be a part of me on the path within the last days,” Youngkin stated. “Republicans in Virginia are unifying behind us as increasingly more understand that in contrast to the celebration insiders and political hacks, I’m a frontrunner they’ll belief who will win in November.”
Youngkin instructed Fox Information that he “can’t wait to get to work for the folks of Virginia and ship conservative options as governor.”
Cruz’s endorsement comes after Youngkin additionally acquired assist from conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt and conservative group Center Decision PAC. Youngkin’s marketing campaign instructed Fox Information that he has additionally received straw polls performed by the Liberty College School Republicans and the Virginia Religion and Freedom Coalition.
In the meantime, earlier this month, Youngkin introduced that he wouldn’t settle for a wage as governor and, as a substitute, would donate his paycheck to charity.
Youngkin is competing in opposition to a GOP area that features tech entrepreneur Pete Snyder, former Virginia Home Speaker Kirk Cox, former Division of Protection official Sergio de la Pena and others.
Republicans throughout the state will choose their gubernatorial nominee on the GOP conference on Might eight.
Virginia hasn’t had a Republican governor since 2014 and hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 2004.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe seems to steer the pack of Democratic candidates, which incorporates state lawmakers Lee Carter and Jennifer McClellan, former state lawmaker Jennifer Carroll Foy, and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
Democrats will resolve their gubernatorial candidate in a main election on June eight.