FIRST ON FOX – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is weighing into an more and more crowded race for the 2022 Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, one of many nation’s premier congressional battlegrounds.

Cruz is backing GOP candidate Karoline Leavitt, a 24-year outdated veteran of President Trump’s White House in an endorsement shared first with Fox News on Wednesday. 

The influential conservative lawmaker charged in an announcement that “Washington D.C. is broken. There is a crisis at the border and Democrats are spending trillions of dollars we don’t have for their liberal wish list. It’s time we send a new generation of leaders to Washington D.C.”

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“That’s why I am supporting Karoline Leavitt for Congress,” Cruz mentioned. “Karoline is a fighter who shares our core values, will bring new leadership to D.C. and help conservatives stand up to the Swamp. I am proud to endorse Karoline, and I ask my fellow conservatives in New Hampshire to join me in supporting her campaign for congress.”

Karoline Leavitt, who worked in White House during President Trump's administration, is running for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District 

Karoline Leavitt, who labored in White House throughout President Trump’s administration, is operating for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District 

Leavitt, who could be the minimal age of 25 to serve within the House of Representatives if she takes workplace in January 2023, mentioned she’s “truly honored and excited to be endorsed by one of the most effective fighters for conservative values in Washington — Senator Ted Cruz.”

If elected, Leavitt added that “I look forward to working with Senator Cruz on Capitol Hill to advance legislation that limits the federal government, protects our Second Amendment, and preserves our liberties.”

Cruz sparked hypothesis in August by touring to Iowa – the state whose caucuses for half a century have kicked off the presidential nominating calendar, to headline a fundraiser for first-term Rep. Ashley Hinson, a rising star within the GOP who narrowly defeated a Democratic incumbent final November and who might face a difficult reelection subsequent 12 months.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Iowa headlines a fundraising event for GOP Rep. Ashley Hinson of Iowa in Central City, Iowa, on Aug. 28, 2021.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Iowa headlines a fundraising occasion for GOP Rep. Ashley Hinson of Iowa in Central City, Iowa, on Aug. 28, 2021.
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The senator additionally headlined a fundraiser for Republican congressional candidate Nicole Hasso, who’s operating to problem Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne in Iowa’s third Congressional District. The two-term lawmaker and solely Democrat in Iowa’s congressional delegation is being closely focused by the GOP in subsequent 12 months’s midterms.

While he’s but to make a visit this 12 months to New Hampshire, which for a century has held the primary presidential major within the White House race, Cruz’s endorsement of Leavitt will elevate eyebrows.