U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that he has endorsed former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch in the Republican gubernatorial primary. In a press release, Cruz said that Kleefisch “…will fight for a stronger economy, school choice so parents are back in charge of their kids’ education, and she will work to protect Life and our Second Amendment.” In response, Kleefisch said that Cruz “…knows the fight Wisconsin is up against on the federal level and knows our state needs a strong, proven leader as governor to fight against Bidenflation and for our pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment values.”
While Cruz does not have any personal connection to Wisconsin, he won the state in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries by a wide margin. Cruz received just over 48% of the vote while eventual President Donald Trump received 35%.