Texas governor Greg Abbott endorses Ted Cruz for president

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has endorsed Ted Cruz in his run for President of the United States.

In a paid political endorsement YouTube video released Wednesday, Abbott said, “It is our duty as Texas Conservatives to support a leader that we can trust to restore our values. That’s why I am supporting Ted Cruz for president.”

Abbott went on to say that Cruz “is the same Ted Cruz I served with when I was attorney general and Ted was our solicitor general.”

The governor describes Cruz as principled, fearless and having true conviction.

Primaries for both parties in Texas are on March 1.