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Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Ohio Race to Replace Former Foe

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has made an endorsement in the Ohio race to replace one of his former opponents during his campaign for president.

On Thursday, Cruz announced his endorsement of Mary Taylor, the incumbent Republican lieutenant governor, in the race to replace Governor John Kasich in Ohio. Cruz said in a Thursday endorsement that Taylor has a record of results that should warrant the support of the people of Ohio.

"I'm asking voters to carefully consider the choices before them this election cycle, and to stand with those who have proven themselves to be conservatives of conviction," Cruz said. "In the race for Governor in Ohio I am proud to endorse Mary Taylor, and I urge the voters of Ohio to join me by supporting her."

Taylor is running to replace Governor John Kasich, whose term expires next year. Kasich was one of several Republican candidates who sought the Republican nomination for president in 2016, and was, along with Cruz and businessman Donald Trump, one of the three remaining Republicans who lasted through the Indiana primary.

According to, the endorsement also marks the first endorsement of Taylor by a Senator who has appeared on an Ohio ballot. Cruz appeared on the Ohio Republican primary ballot in 2016, winning 13 percent of the vote in the race for president. Kasich went on to win the race in Ohio, followed by Trump.

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