Cruz Makes Distinction Between Endorsement and Praise

What's the difference between endorsing a candidate and merely supporting one?

The question is the source of some confusion in the Texas Republican primaries, where the state party’s biggest star, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, is maintaining a distinction between endorsing a candidate and just supporting or speaking favorably of one as he tries to sway voter behavior.

Cruz has officially endorsed five Republican primary candidates in Texas. He has also publicly praised several others, most of whom have carefully touted his praise to supporters while avoiding the word “endorsed.”

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