Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president, calling him a “principled conservative”.

Mr. Bush, former governor of Florida, dropped out of the race last month after poor showings in state contests.

He said Mr. Cruz has shown the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests, like in Utah on Tuesday.

According to BBC News, Mr. Bush wrote in a Facebook post that Republicans must “overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity” Donald Trump has introduced. If not, the party will certainly lose the White House to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

After contests in Utah and Arizona on Tuesday, Mr. Trump has 739 delegates and Mr. Cruz has 465.

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