Assemblyman Jim Wheeler backs Cruz after Walker dropout

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is picking up an endorsement from a former member of Scott Walker’s Nevada campaign team.

The Texas senator’s campaign announced this week that Republican Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is backing him. Wheeler had served as co-chair of Walker’s campaign until the Wisconsin governor dropped out of the race two weeks ago.

Cruz is endorsed by members of the most conservative wing of the Nevada Legislature, including Republican Assembly members Ira Hansen, Victoria Dooling, Michele Fiore and Ira Hansen.

Another Walker supporter, former Nevada Gov. Bob List, announced this week that he was joining Republican Marco Rubio’s team.


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