Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a last-minute endorsement to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on Sunday, six days away from the May 8 convention that will determine the Republican candidate for the 2021 governor’s race.
The Texas Republican plans to campaign with Youngkin, a former CEO of the Carlyle Group, at various events during the final week leading up to Saturday’s vote.
“Glenn is the best chance Republicans have at winning in Virginia this year,” Cruz contends in a video announcing his endorsement:
Youngkin said in a statement, “It’s such an honor to have the support of Ted Cruz, a true conservative champion.”
“We’re running the most dynamic grassroots 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,” he added.
Youngkin, who built his success through private