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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Shows Support for Ted Cruz

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Just days following Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump, former Texas Governor Rick Perry endorsed potential Republican presidential nominee Ted Cruz.

Just days prior to the crucial Iowa caucuses, Perry shared his support for the fellow Texan, telling Politico in an interview Sunday, “Of those individuals who have a chance to win the Republican primary, at this juncture, from my perspective, Ted Cruz is by far the most consistent conservative in that crowd. And that appears to be down to two people.”

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Perry spoke about Cruz being prepared to take the oval office, explaining to the news outlet, “He knows he’s going to surround himself with people who do have that experience, and I’m very satisfied that on Day 1, he will be ready to be commander-in-chief.” Perry continued, “Partly because of the time he’s going to spend in learning what he doesn’t know, but he’s also surrounding himself with people who are extraordinarily capable and wise.”

Perry also spoke to MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday where he further vocalized his support, in part calling Cruz the “best listener” in D.C. He added, “Ted Cruz will be ready to be commander in chief on day one.”

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