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'This Race Is Over': Ted Cruz Endorses Trump For Re-Election

'The people have spoken ... It's time to move onward to victory in November'

'This Race Is Over': Ted Cruz Endorses Trump For Re-Election

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed former President Donald Trump for re-election this November.

Cruz made his endorsement during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News while discussing the results of Monday night's Iowa caucus with host Sean Hannity.

The Texas senator said the results of the Iowa caucus were "decisive" after Trump handily walked away nearly 30 points ahead of fellow GOP challengers with 51% of the total votes cast in the state.

"It was a dominating victory for Donald Trump," Cruz said, noting Iowans take their responsibility "incredibly seriously" and "scrutinize" all presidential candidates. "It's an amazing process, and I'm a big believer in letting democracy play out."

"Well, last night it played out, and I gotta say Trump's victory was across the board," Cruz continued. "He won 51% of the vote. He won 98 of the counties. Congratulations to President Trump on that dominating victory."

Cruz said he believed the race was over.

"I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United Sates," the Texas senator announced.

"I look forward to supporting him enthusiastically because I think it's time for the Republican Party to unite, for us to come together," he continued. "We've got to beat Joe Biden. We've got to beat this disastrous cultural Marxist agenda in the White House. We've got to retake the United States Senate. We've got to hold the House."

"We gotta come together and win, and with the results last night, the people have spoken," he added. "It's time to move onward to victory in November."

Fellow GOP candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second in Iowa's caucus with just over 21%, followed by former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley with just over 19%, per the Associated Press.

In an unprecedented move, corporate media outlets, including The New York TimesFox News, and NBC News, projected Trump as the Iowa caucus winner shortly after the polls closed. The Associated Press notably projected Trump as the victor of the night with under 1% of precincts reporting.

Trump had garnered just over 70% of votes, followed by DeSantis with 15.1%, Haley with 8.2% and Ramaswamy with 5.8% with just under 500 votes counted.

Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy ended his bid for the White House late Monday night and threw his support behind Trump. Ramaswamy joined Trump on stage during a campaign stop at Atkinson Country Club in New Hampshire last night in preparation for the state's primary later this month.

During the campaign stop with Trump, the New Hampshire crowd chanted "VP!" after Ramaswamy spoke. Trump noted Ramaswamy was "going to be working with us for a long time."

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