Cruz snags another lawmaker endorsement
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGrassley agrees to second Kavanaugh hearing after GOP members revolt FEC: Cruz campaign didn't violate rules with fundraising letter labeled ‘summons’ Cruz criticizes O'Rourke on Dallas shooting: Wish he wasn't 'so quick to always blame the police officer' MORE (R-Texas) on Monday picked up another lawmaker endorsement for his presidential campaign, with Rep. Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberTo protect the environment, Trump should investigate Russian collusion Family of Santa Fe school shooting victim sues suspect's parents Santa Fe shooting suspect reportedly killed girl who turned down his advances 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: 'Fake news media’ didn’t cover when Obama said '57 states' in 2008 Bipartisan pair offers advice on ‘Climbing the Hill’ Trump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author MORE, Brian Babin, Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessTwitter’s Dorsey apologizes to McCain family for ‘unacceptable’ tweet Overnight Health Care: Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare plans | GOP fails to block DC individual mandate | Ebola returns to Congo Republican chairman wants FTC to review mergers of drug price negotiators 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 looking into selling naming rights for rockets to corporate brands: report NASA administrator says he always thought humans caused climate change We really are going back to the moon and then on to Mars 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 PaulSome employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump says Dems inflated Puerto Rico death toll | House cancels Friday votes | Florence starts to hit coast The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Facing major hurricane, Trump is tested 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.