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

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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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