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Scott Walker asks Wisconsin voters to support Ted Cruz in new ad
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Scott Walker asks Wisconsin voters to support Ted Cruz in new ad

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Gov. Scott Walker supports Ted Cruz for president in a new ad.

Gov. Scott Walker is urging Wisconsin voters to support Ted Cruz in a new television ad for the Texas senator's campaign. 

"Jobs, freedom, security. That's what's at stake, and that's why I'm supporting Ted Cruz for president," Walker says in the ad. 

The governor praises Cruz as a "constitutional conservative" who will "challenge the status quo." 

The ad comes two days after Walker officially endorsed Cruz in the GOP primary, and five days before voters go to the polls in Wisconsin.

Walker on Tuesday said his support for Cruz is based on three factors: his belief that power should be given to states rather than concentrated in Washington, his willingness to "take on the big government special interests" and his ability to win both the party's nomination and the general election.

"On Tuesday, please join me in supporting Ted Cruz, the only conservative who can beat Hillary Clinton and reignite America's promise," Walker says in the ad.

Cruz's campaign launched another Wisconsin-focused ad on Wednesday, in which the candidate promises to repeal Obamacare, "peel back" the Environmental Protection Agency, rein in other government regulations and promote fair trade.

"Wisconsin is a beautiful place where the people place solutions over slogans," Cruz says in the ad.

A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Cruz leading among Republican voters in Wisconsin, with 40 percent of support ahead of real estate mogul Donald Trump's 30 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's 21 percent.

Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched two new Wisconsin ads this week, including one going after Gov. Scott Walker's education record.

In the same Marquette poll, Clinton trailed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 45 percent of support among Democratic voters to his 49 percent.

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