May 3, 2021
Says Youngkin ‘is the best chance Republicans have of winning in Virginia’
FALLS CHURCH, VA –Conservative Republican business leader and candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin announced the endorsement of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who will join him at select campaign events in Virginia in the final days of the Republican contest.
In a video message to Virginia Republicans, Cruz says, “Glenn is the best chance Republicans have of winning in Virginia this year,” and urges voters to “put Glenn Youngkin down as your first choice for governor when you vote on May 8th.”
Calling Glenn a “great guy,” Cruz highlighted Youngkin’s success as a business leader and “strong stand against China.”
“Glenn is pro-life. He’s a gunowner. He’s a defender of religious liberty,” says Cruz. “If you've ever spent time with him, you know that he's the real deal. A Christian, a family man who has his priorities straight, and a guy with common sense.”
“It’s such an honor to have the support of Ted Cruz, a true conservative champion.” said Youngkin. “We’re running the most dynamic grass roots campaign Virginia has ever seen, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to have him join me on the trail in the final days. Republicans in Virginia are unifying behind us as more and more realize that unlike the party insiders and political hacks, I’m a leader they can trust who will win in November. That’s why we’ve won multiple straw polls, raised the most money, and registered the most delegates, and I can’t wait to get to work for the people of Virginia and deliver conservative solutions as governor.”
Cruz’s endorsement comes as conservative momentum builds behind Youngkin, the only true conservative outsider who can win among the Republican candidates in the field.
Youngkin – who pledged to not accept a salary as governor – was endorsed by conservative radio icon Hugh Hewitt, recently endorsed by the conservative group Middle Resolution PAC, and won straw polls conducted by the Liberty University College Republicans and the Virginia Faith and Freedom Coalition.
As CBS News in Charlottesville recently reported, election observers believe that if there’s any Republican that can beat liberal Terry McAuliffe in November, it’s Glenn Youngkin.
The full transcript of Senator Cruz’s message to Virginian Republicans is below:
Let me tell you about a friend of mine. He's a successful business leader. He's managed hundreds of billions of dollars in assets. He’s done business deals all over the world. And he’s taken a strong stand against China.
He knows how to build businesses and to create jobs because he's done it for decades. And he isn’t a politician -- he's an outsider. He was sick and tired of watching liberal politicians make policies that hurt our economy and hurt our country.
So my friend decided to walk away from his business career and to run for office. It surprised a lot of people, but what he knew is that a new kind of leader was needed to get things done and to get things back on the right track.
I'm talking about my friend Glenn Youngkin in Virginia. I've known Glenn for years and he is a great guy. Glenn is pro-life. He’s a gunowner. He’s a defender of religious liberty. If you've ever spent time with him, you know that he's the real deal. A Christian, a family man who has his priorities straight, and a guy with common sense who has worked incredibly hard for everything he's earned in life.
He wants to serve the people as governor of Virginia, and I think he's the best person for a tough job of turning it around. Glenn is the best chance Republicans have of winning in Virginia this year.
So Republicans, conservatives, please join me in supporting Glenn Youngkin. Put Glenn Youngkin down as your first choice for governor when you vote on May 8th.
God bless you.