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30 Key Leaders Swing Support to Cruz Camp

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Ted Cruz picked up the endorsements Monday night of more than 30 key conservative and Christian activists in Ohio. (Reuters photo)

Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced Monday night the endorsements of more than 30 key Ohio leaders, including clergy, elected officials and activists representing thousands of Ohio voters.

"I am thrilled to announce such outstanding endorsements from Ohio leaders," he said. "These are some of Ohio's top conservative leaders and they add to our incredible list of courageous conservatives from all across the Buckeye State."

As of Monday, more than three dozen pastors have also endorsed Ted Cruz in Ohio. More than 200 county leaders are organizing for Cruz on the ground in Ohio, with at least one in each of the state's 88 counties. Those endorsements include:

  • Cleveland Right to Life
  • Ohio Conservatives United
  • Citizens for Community Values Action (CCV Action)
  • Cuyahoga Valley Republicans
  • State Representative Andy Thompson, District 95
  • Phil Burress
    Chairman of Citizens for Community Values Action
  • Molly Smith
    President of Cleveland Right to Life
  • Lori Viars
    Board Member of Conservative Republican Leadership Committee
  • Diane Stover
    Founder of NE Ohio Values Voters
  • Linda Theis
    President of Ohio ProLife Action
  • Linda Harvey
    Founder of Mission America
  • Bobbi Radeck
    Former State Director, Concerned Women for America
  • Crystal Gurry
    Former Legislative Liaison, Concerned Women for America
  • Former State Representative Diana Fessler
    Public Policy Analyst
  • Pastor JC Church
    Senior Pastor, Victory in Truth Ministries
  • Ed Sitter
    Executive Director, Greater Toledo Right To Life
  • Barbara Burkard
    Miami Valley Citizens Informed
  • Sue Hardenbergh
    Co-Leader of Anderson Tea Party in S.W. Ohio
  • Joseph Platt, Esq.
    Board Member of Family First
  • Joan Loebker
    Former V.P. of Greater Cincinnati Right To Life
  • Debbie Smith
    President of Warren County Right To Life
  • Councilman Don Prince
    Mason City Councilman & former Warren Co. Republican Central Committee Chairman
  • Pastor Bruce Moore
    Warren County Republican Executive Committee member
  • Candice Keller
    Butler County Republican Central Committee member
  • T.J. Honerlaw
    Warren County Republican Executive Committee member 
  • Denver Sallee
    President of Lake County Right to Life; V.P. of Geauga Co. TEA Party  
  • Pastor Tim Throckmorton
    Senior Pastor, Crossroads Church in Circleville OH
  • Jeannine Jones
    Secretary of Cleveland Right to Life; Member of Ohio Right to Life PAC
  • Marlene Johnson
    Greene County Republican Central Committee Member
  • Annette Kocka
    Convention of The States Ohio District Chair 6
  • Bob Lattimer
    State Board of Eagle Forum of Ohio
  • Lois Arconti
    Precinct Chair
  • Benjamin Mutti
    Spokesman, Richland Community Family Coalition
  • Bonnie Kaufman
    Conservative Activist

"Ted Cruz has a consistent track record of supporting pro-family values," said Burress, a leader in Ohio's initiative to protect natural marriage. "He is the leader we need to defend and protect our God-given rights."

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