After being endorsed by the Texas Governor, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells supporters in Houston they have six days to stand together on Super Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells an audience in Houston, Texas, that they have six days to stand together on Super Tuesday, after his defeat in the Nevada caucuses. Texas governor Greg Abbott endorsed Ted Cruz during the event, Wednesday (February 24). "We are besieged by assaults on our freedoms, we are besieged by assaults on the bill of rights, we are besieged by an economy driven from Washington that makes it harder and harder for working men and women to provide for their families. And we are besieged by jihadists that would murder every one of us if they could... we have six days to stand together," said Cruz. Donald Trump inched closer to the Republican presidential nomination as his odds shot to a record high on global betting websites on Wednesday and he won his first endorsement from a member of Congress. Trump's nearest rivals, Cruz and Marco Rubio, have frequently attacked each other, clearing a path for Trump to the Republican nomination that includes primary elections in a slew of southern states on March 1, known as Super Tuesday. Rubio and Cruz have struggled to match the popularity of Trump, who is more ready than the two senators to deviate from the tenets of the Republican Party's brand of conservatism, including free trade and supply-side economics.