Lindsey Graham Now Supporting Ted Cruz

Posted: Mar 17, 2016 2:30 PM
Lindsey Graham Now Supporting Ted Cruz

One-time GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is now backing his Senate colleague Ted Cruz for president. He will appear at a fundraiser for the candidate on Monday, according to Politico.

This marks the second senator to publicly support Cruz, and is a significant development: Graham, a more centrist South Carolina senator, until recently openly detested his colleague from Texas. But in recent weeks he has suggested that Cruz stands the best chance of beating Donald Trump.

"’Backing Cruz or ‘supporting,’ yes,” confirmed Graham communications director Kevin Bishop.

According to the invitation reviewed by POLITICO, which could be in its draft stages, Graham will headline a fundraiser for Cruz on Monday at Clyde’s Gallery Place. Tickets start at $1,000.

Cruz has also been endorsed by Carly Fiorina.