US Sen. Ted Cruz is putting his endorsement into action in a new TV ad supporting Chip Roy for Congress.
Roy, who previously served as Cruz’s chief of staff and also worked under Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is running for Texas’ 21st Congressional District, a seat vacated by US Rep. Lamar Smith (R–San Antonio) who announced his retirement in November.
In the ad, paid for by Club for Growth, Cruz vouches for Roy, calling him a “real conservative” who is “a powerful leader in the fight to fully repeal Obamacare.”

Roy is joined on the ballot by 17 other candidates in the primary race which includes State Rep. Jason Isaac (R–Dripping Springs) and Hillary Clinton-supporter Jennifer Sarver.
In addition to Cruz, Roy has been endorsed by conservative organizations like Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, FreedomWorks, Club for Growth, and the House Freedom Fund.
With such a crowded field, the race is certain to go to a runoff. Cruz’s support of Roy re-affirms the candidate’s conservative credentials and should help propel him through the first round of voting on March 6th.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens