Governor Greg Abbott is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in a video posted online. The video comes as Cruz gets ready for the Texas primary following a third place finish in Nevada.
Cruz, the junior Texas U.S. senator, was tapped as solicitor general by Abbott when Abbott was attorney general. Cruz also calls Abbott a friend and a mentor.
Abbott is expected to make the announcement official at an event in Houston that's expected to begin at 1 p.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.