Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz for President

Jeb Bush
In this Nov. 18, 2015, photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, gives a speech on foreign policy and national defense on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

WASHINGTON (WIVB) — Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has endorsed Ted Cruz for president in the 2016 election.

The endorsement came Wednesday morning, with Bush saying, “Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests. Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential.”

Bush also urged other Republicans to avoid supporting Donald Trump, whom he calls a “bully” and “not a conservative.” Bush dropped out of the presidential race one month prior to his endorsement of Cruz.

“For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies,” said Bush.

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