Cruz praises Pence, but isn't yet sold on Trump endorsement
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPoll shows competitive matchup if O’Rourke ran for Senate again Democrats veer left as Trump cements hold on Republicans O’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation MORE (R-Texas) praised Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceKamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech Bill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' MORE, in a new interview, but apparently he is still not ready to endorse the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

"I think very highly of Pence — he's a good man," Cruz told Politico, according to an excerpt of an interview that will be posted Monday morning.

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“I think he’s been a good governor. He did a good job in Congress. And so, you know, I certainly congratulate him on being named."

But Cruz, who will speak at the Republican National Convention next week, said he has yet to make up his mind about endorsing Trump.

“In this election I am where a great many voters are," he said, "which is that I am listening and watching and coming to a decision.”

During the primary contests, Trump launched a series of personal attacks against the Texas senator. Cruz shot back, calling the presumptive GOP nominee a "pathological liar" and a "narcissist."

Cruz has yet to offer an endorsement of Trump. He said he plans to use a speech at the GOP convention in Cleveland to talk about the need for the country to change its direction after eight years under the Obama administration.