Cruz Wins Endorsement of Wisconsin Gov. Walker

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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis., where he announced that he is suspending his Republican presidential campaign. Walker told The Associated Press Tuesday, March 22, 2016, that he will decide next week who he intends to vote for the state's April 5, 2016 presidential primary and whether he will publicly endorse that person. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.

Walker announced his decision Tuesday on Milwaukee conservative talk radio, saying “it’s time we elect a strong new leader. I’ve chosen to endorse Ted Cruz.”

Walker had signaled that he was likely to back Cruz, saying last week that he is the only candidate who has a chance at beating front runner Donald Trump. When Walker ended his presidential campaign last year, he called on others to join him in dropping out to make it easier to defeat Trump.

It’s unclear how much Walker’s backing will help Cruz in the state ahead of its April 5 primary. Walker’s approval rating hasn’t exceeded 40 percent in over a year.