Bishop E. W. Jackson is one of the most influential and well-known pastors in Virginia, and he was the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2013. Bishop Jackson has become one of the most prominent African-American leaders in the Old Dominion, a fact which is startling considering his support of conservative policies. Needless to say, Bishop Jackson’s support is of vital importance when it comes to courting the support of evangelical conservatives in Virginia, so Ted Cruz was doubtless very thankful to hear that Bishop Jackson has decided to endorse his candidacy for the Presidency.
“It is absolutely essential and urgent that we elect a Godly President who reveres our Constitution, honors our Judeo-Christian values and respects the freedom of the American people. After eight years of ‘fundamental transformation,’ we need a leader who will dedicate himself to restoring the fundamentals of America. I urge every American, but especially Christians, to elect Ted Cruz as the next President of the United States…”
“Senator Cruz knows that ‘central planning’ by Washington elites will never match the ingenuity and effectiveness of free market capitalism working hand-in-hand with people of faith to restore cultural values and bring prosperity to the most needy people in our country.
“We need a President committed to ending the cycle of poverty, violence and despair in the inner city, by marshaling the goodwill and resources of the private sector – churches, businesses, nonprofits and private schools. We do not need more government programs which only perpetuate poverty and dependence. People need a ladder out of poverty instead of a government sinkhole that keeps them mired in it. Our inner cities need to be places where law abiding citizens can raise their children, provide them with a good education and not have to live in fear of being murdered in street violence. Ted Cruz will be a President who casts that kind of vision and leadership. He has my enthusiastic endorsement…”
“I want every Christian in America to know, especially in Iowa where they will caucus in little more than a month, that Ted Cruz is a man of God. Like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, his faith is authentic, not political expedience. Faith in Jesus Christ has been central to his life, long before he ever ran for office. I have no doubt that he will defend our religious liberty, our Second Amendment rights and our right to be free from unlawful government intrusion and control. I urge fellow evangelicals in Iowa to go to the caucuses and vote for Cruz.”
Senator Cruz has been racking up the endorsements from conservative leaders, even as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have been accumulating endorsements from the establishment. However, all three men still find themselves stuck behind Donald Trump in the race for the White House (in Jeb’s case – WAY behind). There is still some doubt as to whether or not these endorsements will play a role in how the primary is decided, but it can’t hurt Cruz’s chances that so many staunch conservative leaders seem prepared to stand with him.
On Tuesday of this week, conservative pundit Dana Loesch also gave Senator Cruz her endorsement.
“As one of the original founders of the modern-day Tea Party movement, I watched grassroots conservatives support Ted Cruz’s David and Goliath success against Dewhurst and the Republican establishment. Cruz has fought to repeal Obamacare, shrink the size of government; he has defended our gun rights, our right to privacy, our sovereignty and borders. I personally feel that Ted Cruz is the best choice to reverse America’s road to ruin and am proud to support him in the 2016 Republican primary.”
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