Rick Santorum Endorses Ted Cruz for Texas Senate

By Kemberlee Kaye, 05/24/12

As early voting in the Texas primary draws to a close, Ted Cruz picks up yet another high profile endorsement. Following the recent endorsments of Governor Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity, this morning, Rick Santorum also endorsed Ted Cruz.

Santorum told talk radio host Michael Berry:

It's really important to understand that electing someone who's going to be a good vote is great, I'm all for that, but we need someone that's going to be a principled conservative to go to Washington, D.C. and vote the right way. 

We have a bunch of people in Washington who do that... what we really need and what we don't have are people who can strongly communicate and passionately deliver the message on a variety of different fronts. Not just on taxes and spending but on the culture and national security.

The first time I saw Ted Cruz speak was about five or six years ago and I just said, "Wow, this guy is amazing!" We need someone who has the "wow factor" who can go out there in front of the media, go on the floor of the United States Senate and deliver a strong and passionate message, who has a deep understanding of who he is, who this country is, what makes it great and can fashion arguments and engage in debate on the floor of the United States Senate. 

People think it's not important. It's HUGELY important. It drives the media, it drives the debate in Washington, D.C. and it's vitally important that we have someone with Ted's ability and convictions in that position. 

Sanotorum highlights one of Cruz's greatest assets - his ability to effectively communicate the conservative message. Many are effective, but Cruz posseses the rare ability to engage even the most unsuspecting and apolitical. His love of America is infectious and his tenacity and conviction are motivating. This is precisely why Ted Cruz received the endorsement of FreedomWorks for America. We must build a strong contingent of conservatives in the Senate who will fight for liberty and dismantle the stranglehold of the federal government expansion. 

You too can participate in ensuring the election of Ted Cruz to the Senate. Every little bit counts!