Ted Cruz has scored the endorsement of one of the most respected long time leaders of the conservative right, Gary Bauer.
For nearly two decades, Bauer held several high governmental positions including serving as Chairman of President Reagan’s Special Working Group on the Family, as well as serving as Head of the White House Office of Policy Development under Reagan.
From 1988-99 Bauer served as President for the Family Research Council, during which time he grew the council from a 3 person one million dollar a year operation to a 120 person 14 million dollar a year operation. Bauer also served as Vice President of Focus on the Family.
In 2000 Bauer sought the GOP presidential nomination, and after he ended his campaign, Bauer founded and currently serves as the president of American Values, a non-profit educational organization committed to defending life and traditional marriage. Bauer additionally serves as chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, one of the nation’s largest conservative political action committees, focused on electing conservatives to Congress.
In a press release Bauer said, “Today, with great pleasure, I am endorsing Ted Cruz for President. Ted Cruz is a courageous conservative who has built a consistent record on the issues that matter most. He has fought for religious liberty at home and abroad. He believes all of our children should be welcomed into the world and protected by the law. Ted knows that government is too big and that taxes and regulations are too high. He will rebuild our military strength and pursue a foreign policy that repairs our frayed alliances. Ted Cruz understands that Israel is our friend and that Iran is our enemy. He understands that border security is national security. Last, but certainly not least, Ted Cruz is committed to restoring the rule of law and repealing President Obama’s outrageous executive orders.“
Bauer continued, “Ted Cruz can be trusted to nominate judges who will respect their proper constitutional role and resist the temptation to legislate from the bench. He is the clear choice of Reagan conservatives.”
“I have the highest respect for Gary and his impact on American culture and political life,” said Cruz. “As Chairman of President Reagan’s Special Working Group on the Family, Gary brought national attention to the importance of marriage and the family. He has been highlighting the issues that matter and addressing them with courage and intelligence for decades, and our nation is stronger because of it. I am honored to have Gary’s backing on this campaign.”
Bauer is the latest in a long and growing list of some of the nation’s most renown conservative evangelical leaders to endorse Cruz including James Dobson, Tony Perkins, and Bob Vander Plaats among many others.
By Javan Browder, Managing Editor – Conservative Fifty Dot Com