Following an anti-Trump editorial in this morning's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and a Trump appearance on Milwaukee talk radio, the Charlie Sykes show, met with hostility towards Trump, Scott Walker said he too is endorsing Trump's opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Walker's endorsement comes eight days after early voting began. Early in-person absentee voting began on March 21 in Wisconsin. Election Day in April 5.
Reports Ben Kamisar at The Hill:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in an effort block Donald Trump in next week’s primary.A note to readers: Scott Walker is not a student of the United States Constitution.
Walker on Tuesday called Cruz 'a principled constitutional conservative who can win.'
Forty-two Republican delegates are at stake in Wisconsin, (270 to win), awarded by congressional district and the winner of the state.
Reports the Green Papers on Wisconsin
Republican delegate allocation:Cruz enjoys a light advantage in recent polls.
Tuesday 5 April 2016: All 42 of Wisconsin's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in ... Wisconsin Presidential Primary.
- 24 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 8 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 5.]
- 18 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 5 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are to be bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide. [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 6.]