Gov. Greg Abbott is wasting no time getting involved in the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Abbott today endorsed fellow Republican Ted Cruz for re-election.
“Since Ted Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate, he has done everything he said he’d do for Texans, and more," Abbott said. "From opposing gun control legislation, leading the effort to increase border security, and now spearheading the charge to confirm a constitutionalist to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, Ted is a fighter who is getting things done for Texas. Voters overwhelmingly rejected Democrat policies in 2016, and I’m confident Texans will continue that streak in 2018.”
Abbott's endorsement comes as El Paso Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke plans to challenge Cruz, and San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro says he is 'seriously considering' a race.
Abbott is also up for re-election next year, and he is expected to be a candidate. So far, nobody has emerged to challenge Abbott, who is currently the most popular elected official in Texas.