Jeb Bush announces endorsement of Ted Cruz for president

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz
Former GOP rival Jeb Bush has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.
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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and GOP presidential hopeful, announced he is endorsing Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president.

"Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests," Bush says.

"Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential."

Bush also says the Republican Party needs to "overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity" of Donald Trump, or the party will lose in November.

Cruz says he is honored to have Bush's support, and suggests the endorsement is evidence that Republicans are uniting behind his campaign.