Club for Growth PAC endorses Cruz for president
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The political arm for the fiscally conservative group Club for Growth endorsed Ted CruzTed CruzRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report How 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation AIPAC must reach out to President Trump MORE for president late Tuesday night.

The group, which has never before endorsed in a presidential primary, has been running millions of dollars' worth of attack ads against GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCombating opioid epidemic, repealing ObamaCare will hurt the cause Money doesn't buy elections and elections aren't rigged. Period. Ongoing wiretapping saga raises host of legal questions MORE.

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Late Tuesday, Club for Growth president David McIntosh said the group was provoked to endorse in the primary by the “vast gulf” between Trump and Cruz on "matters of economic liberty."

“Their records make clear that Ted Cruz is a consistent conservative who will fight to shrink the federal footprint, while Donald Trump would seek to remake government in his desired image,” McIntosh said.

The Club for Growth PAC did not say whether it would support Cruz financially through television ads.

The group's ads so far have sought to highlight Trump's record on eminent domain and past support for a single-payer healthcare system.