A candidate who was once picked by many observers to win the GOP presidential nomination has made his endorsement. Politico reports that Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the race just over one month ago, is now backing Ted Cruz.
“In a surprise announcement, Jeb Bush will endorse Ted Cruz [today] as an antidote to the ‘divisiveness and vulgarity’ of Donald Trump, providing a badly needed boost to the Texas senator — but it’s one that comes dangerously late in a game that Trump is dominating,” Politico reports.
Bush, the former governor of Florida, said in a statement: “Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.”
The report adds: “The news will surely irk [Marco] Rubio, who could have benefited greatly from Bush’s embrace. But a Republican source said: ‘Jeb came to believe Marco was not up to the job of being President. It was never really under serious discussion.’”