Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorses Ted Cruz

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday officially endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

“It’s time we elected a strong new leader. I’ve chosen to endorse Ted Cruz,” he said, during an interview with popular Milwaukee talk radio host Charlie Sykes.

Walker, whose short-lived run for the GOP nomination ended in September, had said he would support the Republican candidate who is chosen as the nominee, but had been sending strong signals prior to Tuesday’s announcement that he would back Cruz.

Walker has been critical of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and said last week that Ohio Gov. John Kasich “cannot” win the nomination.