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Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks endorses Ted Cruz for President

Ted Cruz and Mo Brooks
Ted Cruz and Mo Brooks

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  —  Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) announced his endorsement of Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz for President Monday. Congressman Brooks also revealed he will run as a delegate in support of Cruz for the Alabama GOP primary, and will serve as chairman of the Cruz campaign’s Alabama leadership team.

The announcement was made on The Dale Jackson Show live on Calhoun’s campus.

“America needs a president with both a keen intellect and understanding of the foundational principles that have made America great and the backbone to defend and promote those foundational principles in the face of intense political pressure to do the wrong thing,” said Rep. Brooks. “Ted Cruz’s record proves he has the intellect, strength of character, and backbone to do what is best for America in the face of stiff political winds that seek to blow our nation off course.”

Heidi Cruz, the wife of U.S. senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, toured the state of Alabama last week. Mrs. Cruz submitted paperwork on behalf of the Cruz for President campaign to be on the GOP primary ballot in Alabama.

In an interview on Yellowhammer Radio with Cliff Sims, Mrs. Cruz said her reason for spending significant time in the state is because the increased role Alabama will play in the presidential nominating process this election cycle.

Brooks joined Cruz in August at a rally in Huntsville where over 2,000 Alabamians came to support Cruz in his presidential campaign.

“I am honored to have the support of Congressman Brooks who has been a leading conservative voice in the House of Representatives,” said Cruz. “I am thrilled to have him lead our campaign efforts in Alabama and thankful for his partnership in fighting the Washington Cartel and working to restore and protect jobs, growth, and individual liberty across our nation.”

Congressman Brooks serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and Foreign Affairs Committee where he represents Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.