Mississippi governor endorses Cruz
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) threw his support behind Ted Cruz one night before the state’s primary, according to the Washington Examiner.
Bryant pointed to the Texas senator as the GOP presidential candidate who can unite the Republican Party.
“It’s time for Republicans to join together and unite the party for the good of our state and our nation,” Bryant said. “I urge my fellow Mississippians to join me in standing behind Ted Cruz tomorrow.”
Fresh off two wins on Super Saturday, the governor’s support could help Cruz in another Southern state before the GOP primaries shift to states with more moderate voters.
Cruz split victories in Saturday’s contests with Trump, helping the Texas senator close the gap as he positions himself as the viable anti-Trump alternative. He trails Trump by 84 delegates, according to The Associated Press.
There has been minimal polling conducted in Mississippi, but a recent survey found Trump leading Cruz by double digits.
Republicans will also go to the polls on Tuesday in Hawaii, Idaho and Michigan.