VIDEO: Graham extends lukewarm support to Cruz

Graham says Kasich better candidate, Cruz has best shot to take out frontrunner Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says that he’ll help fellow Sen. Ted Cruz raise campaign cash in hopes of stopping Donald Trump’s march toward the Republican presidential nomination.

Graham dropped his own long-shot candidacy in December and has been a scathing critic of the Texas Republican in the past.

Graham told reporters Thursday that his differences with Cruz pale in comparison to his differences with Trump, adding that “Ted Cruz is a reliable Republican” because of his strong views on Israel and his stance against Obamacare.

Graham says while he thinks Ohio Gov. John Kasich may be the better candidate, Cruz has the best shot of taking down Trump.

In a CNN interview last month, Graham pulled no punches in his assessment on Cruz, who is unpopular among his Senate colleagues, saying the choice between Trump and Cruz is “the difference between poisoned or shot-you’re still dead.”

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