A day after Rubio drops out of the race, Nikki Haley gets behind Ted Cruz, saying that she wants Ted Cruz to win the nomination:
POLITICO – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday said she hoped Ted Cruz would pull through with the Republican nomination.
The statement comes a day after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the candidate she had previously supported, suspended his campaign.
Haley declined to say whether she would formally endorse Cruz, remarking, “I don’t know that that part matters.”
“If anybody asks me, that’s what I want to see happen,” she said.
In assessing Cruz’s path to the nomination, Haley said the Texas senator has been “solid and strong the entire way.”
“I think he’s been disciplined the way that he’s done it, and I think through the strange parts of the election, he hasn’t let that get to him, and I think that’s really important in order to see this through,” she said, adding that she does not personally see a path for Ohio Gov. John Kasich going forward for the nomination and maintained that she would support the party’s eventual nominee.
This is what I hope to see happen across the board, especially from Rubio himself. He’s not done it yet so I’m guessing maybe he wants to be wooed a little bit.
As an aside:
The only thing that would make this presidential race more bizarre than it already is would be for Rubio to endorse Trump.
— Right Scoop (@trscoop) March 16, 2016