Just hours before Mississippi votes, Ted Cruz gets a BIG endorsement

Last night, we reported that Ted Cruz was set to receive endorsements from some fellow Senators (finally).

But in the meantime, he’s chalked up another big one.

On the eve of the Mississippi’s primary, the Clarion Ledger reports that state’s governor, Phil Bryant, has announced his endorsement, after meeting with him during a Cruz stop in Mississippi.

“I’m not going to get out and make a big show about it, but Sen. Cruz was in town today, and I met with him and gave him my endorsement,” Bryant said. “It was a hard choice — I know so many of them, Chris Christie, I know Jeb Bush, I know the ones still running now. They are good people … But I am also looking toward November and I think if Ted Cruz is nominated, he has a good opportunity to defeat the Democratic nominee.”

Bryant is close friends with former Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry, and said Perry’s support of Cruz, “and that has played into my decision,” Bryant said. He said he spent time with Cruz a couple of months ago at a Heritage Foundation function and was impressed by him.

“I like Marco Rubio,” Bryant said. “I think he’s true at heart. I just had to make the decision on who I think has the best chance to win in November and who I liked best as a candidate and as a person. Ted Cruz has gone to Washington and showed courage and grit to stand up to things he disagrees with.”

Gosh, anyone else notice the one TREMENDOUS name he didn’t mention? (or John Kasich either, for that matter).

We shall see how this plays out tonight!

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