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Senator Ted Cruz endorses Kevin Stitt for governor

File-This March 24, 2016, file photo shows Republican Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz making a stop at the Armory restaurant in downtown Janesville, Wis. Donald Trump is planning Tuesday to make his first campaign visit to Wisconsin, where the upcoming Republican presidential primary could mark a turning point in the unpredictable GOP race. But rival Cruz has gotten a jumpstart on the contest, racking up influential endorsements, campaigning in key regions and supported by bullish advertising campaign. (Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

A U.S. Senator has endorsed Kevin Stitt in the race for the Republican nomination for governor in Oklahoma.

The Texas senator won the 2016 Oklahoma Republican presidential primary. Cruz called Kevin Stitt a "conservative of conviction" in his endorsement.

"In the race for Governor in Oklahoma, I am proud to endorse Kevin Stitt, and I urge the voters in Oklahoma to join me by supporting him,” Cruz said.

Stitt squares off against former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett in the Aug. 28 Republican primary runoff.

“Oklahomans rallied around Sen. Cruz when he courageously led the fight in Washington to repeal and replace ObamaCare. I have admired Cruz’s stalwart stance for free-market principles, for individual liberty, and for the Constitution, and I will lead with these conservative values as governor of Oklahoma.” Stitt said.

Learn more about all candidates running for statewide office here.

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