Indiana Governor Mike Pence has given a somewhat lukewarm endorsement to Ted Cruz ahead of his state’s crucial presidential primary. The Hoosier State vote on 3 May could be Mr Cruz’s last chance to stop Donald Trump clinching the GOP nomination, after the Texas Senator picked up just one delegate from the five eastern states that voted earlier this week.
But while Mr Pence said he was backing Mr Cruz, he also heaped praise on the front-runner. “I particularly want to commend Donald Trump, who I think has given voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans with a lack of progress in Washington, DC,” the Republican governor said, in an interview with conservative Indianapolis radio host Greg Garrison.
“I’m also particularly grateful that Donald Trump has taken a strong stand for Hoosier jobs,” Mr Pence went on, referring to Mr Trump’s criticism of the Carrier air conditioner company’s imminent manufacturing move from Indiana to Mexico. “I’m not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Republican primary.” READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE