Sen. Cruz adds home-state endorsements as Texas Primary nears

Tom Hinde

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas Primary on Tuesday, March 1. His campaign released an endorsement list including hundreds of elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. The list includes nearly half the Republicans in the Texas Legislature: 11 senators and 43 representatives. Cruz has also been endorsed by seven Texas Congressmen.

"Conservatives in Texas have coalesced behind our campaign ahead of the March 1 Primary," Cruz said in a news release. "Our leadership team in Texas has continued to expand daily, and I'm proud of the tremendous support we've received from grassroots activists, elected officials, Republican women, Tea Party groups, Libertarian Republicans, and men and women from all across the Republican Party in Texas."

Locally, neither State Senator Kel Seliger (R-Dist. 31) nor State Representative Four Price (R-Dist. 87) have made an endorsement. Also absent from the endorsement list are Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).