Cruz adds Wisconsin congressman’s endorsement
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GOP presidential hopeful Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGoogle official denies allegations of ties to China The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Cruz in 2016 said 'something fundamentally wrong' with Christians who back Trump: book MORE announced the endorsement of Rep. Reid RibbleReid James RibbleKeep our elections free and fair Setting the record straight about No Labels With Trump, conservatives hope for ally in 'War on Christmas' MORE (R-Wis.) days ahead of the Badger State’s primary.

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“We are at a very critical time in our nation,” Ribble said in a statement. “Americans need a strong, principled leader to help turn this country around. Ted Cruz is the leader we need in the White House.”

Ribble said Cruz has “stood up and fought for conservative principles and the American people his entire life.”

“He has the proven record of fighting for the issues that matter most to Americans. I am confident that Ted will continue to work to restore this country back to the principles that made this country great,” he added.

The Texas senator called Ribble a “strong, principled conservative” who has “advocated for a smaller federal government and worked to rein in reckless spending.”

Cruz leads his closest GOP rival, businessman Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE, by 7 percentage points going into Tuesday's primary, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polling.