FORT MYERS, Fla. (TheBlaze/AP) — Anxious Republican officials are coming to terms with the idea that their second-least favorite GOP presidential candidate — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — may be the party’s best chance to defeat front-runner Donald Trump.
Possible Cruz supporters include reluctant Senate colleagues and former presidential rivals with strong ties to major donors, all of whom have long feared Cruz’s purist ideology but dread the prospect of a Trump nomination even more. The first-term senator announced Wednesday the backing of one former primary opponent, Carly Fiorina, and is seeking the nail down the support of another, Jeb Bush, Thursday.
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