Conservative Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence is set to endorse Ted Cruz for president today, just four days before the Indiana primary, according to a report via Jon Karl at ABC News.
Pence has been an extremely sought after endorsement as the Indiana primary has grown in importance in stopping liberal New York billionaire Donald Trump from reaching the required majority of delegates necessary, 1,237, to become the GOP nominee.
Both Cruz and Trump have met privately with Mike Pence, however, the Texas senator’s constitutional conservativism is a much better fit for Pence’s endorsement.
The Cruz campaign is obviously hopeful that Mike Pence’s endorsement will have the same positive impact in Indiana as Scott Walker’s did in Wisconsin when Cruz came from behind to easily defeat Trump
Conservatives have been clamoring for Pence to endorse Cruz this week, disappointed that he has been missing in action thus far in the race.
If the report is true, it will be seen as a huge blow for the Trump campaign, who had aggressively sought the endorsement. Apparently, the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor was unable to “make a deal” with the conservative governor.
According to ABC, an announcement is planned for noon today.