Cruz snags another lawmaker endorsement
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzInviting Kim Jong Un to Washington Trump endorses Cornyn for reelection as O'Rourke mulls challenge O’Rourke not ruling out being vice presidential candidate MORE (R-Texas) on Monday picked up another lawmaker endorsement for his presidential campaign, with Rep. Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberHouse passes bill expressing support for NATO Texas governor, top lawmakers tell Trump not to use hurricane relief funds to build border wall To protect the environment, Trump should investigate Russian collusion MORE becoming the sixth member of the Texas delegation to back his Oval Office bid.

“We have an impressive field for the 2016 elections, but we need a president who will march into the White House on day one with their conservative values in one hand and the Constitution in the other,” Weber said in a statement.


“I believe Ted Cruz is the candidate who will do just that,” he added. “It is for this reason that I offer my endorsement, and look forward to the march towards new leadership in the White House.”

Weber joins five other House Republicans from Texas who have already endorsed Cruz: Reps. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrump met with group led by Ginni Thomas at White House: report House passes bill expressing support for NATO The Memo: Trump veers between hard-liner, dealmaker on shutdown MORE, Brian Babin, Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessHouse Dems to mull bills to overturn Trump ObamaCare actions Overnight Health Care: House set to vote on bill targeting drug companies for overcharging Medicaid | Dems press Trump officials on pre-existing conditions | Tobacco giant invests .8B in Canadian marijuana grower GOP struggles to find right Republican for Rules MORE, John Culberson and John Ratcliffe.

“I am honored to have Randy’s endorsement,” Cruz said in a statement.

“He is one of several new leaders we have in Congress that will stand up for conservative principles every time.”

Reps. Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineNASA names facility for 'Hidden Figures' inspiration Katherine Johnson SpaceX could disrupt NASA plan to return humans to the moon Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers press officials on 2020 election security | T-Mobile, Sprint execs defend merger before Congress | Officials charge alleged Iranian spy | Senate panel kicks off talks on data security bill MORE (Okla.) and Jody Hice (Ga.) have also endorsed Cruz, according to The Hill’s endorsement list.

Weber has represented Texas’s 14th Congressional district since 2013.  It includes the cities of Beaumont, Friendswood and Galveston.

He initially won election from his seat following the retirement of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) during the 2012 cycle.

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency MORE (R-Ky.), Ron Paul’s son, is also running for president.

Cruz ranks sixth out of 15 candidates with 6.2 percent support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.

Paul, meanwhile, places tenth with 2.4 percent voter support of his own.