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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSasse statement: Trump nominee who spread conspiracy theories has a ‘tinfoil hat’ Coalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill For the sake of our democracy, politicians must stop bickering 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 John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' 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.