Ted Cruz

After a bitter primary battle that culminated with Ted Cruz being booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention, the Texas senator says he will vote for Donald Trump.

In a 741-word Facebook post Friday, Cruz wrote that he made the decision because he wants to "keep his word" to vote for the Republican nominee and because he finds Hillary Clinton "wholly unacceptable."

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen Ted Cruz did not have a comment on Dan Patrick's interview. 

Speaking on The Laura Ingraham Show on Monday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick warned U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will be left "in the rearview mirror of the Republican Party" if he doesn't endorse Donald Trump.

Cruz, Cornyn Try to Deliver Five New Federal Judges for Texas

Sep 7, 2016
The Texas Tribune

A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday could help Texas’ federal court system begin tunneling out of a years-long logjam created as several benches in the state have sat vacant for years.

Shelley D. Kofler / Texas Public Radio

With his presidential race behind him Republican Ted Cruz has returned to his old job as Texas senator.  He’s now on a Texas tour talking about issues he wants to tackle in Congress.

In San Antonio, at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Ted Cruz never once mentioned the billionaire opponent who dubbed him "Lyin' Ted." And he didn’t take media questions.  Instead, he focused on themes he’s often talked about as Texas’ junior senator.

"My No. 1 priority is jobs and economic growth," he says.

Members of the delegation from Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz's home state, looked shellshocked in the concourse of the Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night.

Cruz had just delivered a nighttime speech in which he did not endorse Donald Trump. Instead, he told the Republican National Convention to "vote your conscience." As he walked off the stage, the crowd booed.

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