Wednesday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ended his silence concerning the Republican Presidential Primary.  In a video statement, Abbott endorsed Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

Abbott said in his endorsement,  “It’s our duty as Texas conservatives to support a leader we can trust to restore our values and move this country forward. That’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz for president. Unlike far too many in Washington, the Ted Cruz we’ve seen in the Senate is the same Ted Cruz we elected. And he’s the same Ted Cruz I served with when I was Attorney General and Ted was Solicitor General.”

The latest major poll, from Emerson, has Cruz with a one point lead over Donald Trump and a four point lead over Marco Rubio.

Cruz said of the endorsement, "Greg is a man of unwavering principle. He is a strong leader in the state of Texas and has served Texans well during his time has Attorney General and as now as governor. Greg has a consistent and stalwart record of fighting for conservative principles. I am glad to call Greg a friend and honored to have his support in this race.”

Super Tuesday, is Tuesday, March 1.