US elections: Indiana Governor endorses Ted Cruz, but praises Donald Trump

Indiana-v3Mike Pence said Trump “has given voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans”

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

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.