Ted Cruz backs Rebecca Kleefisch in Wisconsin GOP governor primary | Government


U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who won Wisconsin’s 2016 presidential primary, is backing former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in the state’s 2022 gubernatorial contest. 

“Rebecca will fight for a stronger economy, school choice so parents are back in charge of their kids’ education, and she will work to protect Life and our Second Amendment. I ask my fellow conservatives to join me in supporting Rebecca’s campaign for governor today,” Cruz said in a statement released Tuesday.

Cruz joins a list of high-profile Kleefisch supporters, including former Gov. Scott Walker, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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