Sam Pimm, the former head of a national pro-Ben Carson super PAC, is now backing Ted Cruz.
Pimm, who at one point served as the executive director of the pro-Carson 2016 Committee, said he left the group quietly in the fall but remained a Carson supporter until Sunday, when he communicated to the Cruz campaign that he would be supporting the Texas senator, citing electability concerns about Carson.
He does not have plans to take on an official campaign role, but wants to be involved with Cruz, particularly in New Hampshire. His move comes as all five of the New Hampshire-based paid staffers at the pro-Carson super PAC also quit Sunday to back Cruz.
“I’ve always liked and admired Sen. Cruz, it’s not a leap of faith for me to start supporting him,” Pimm said. “At this point in time, the way the campaign has evolved, he’s obviously our best option for a conservative nominee. I’ve always thought he’s a good candidate, a great speaker, quick on his feet. I’m totally in tune with his policy positions. This was not a hard decision for me to make.”
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SOURCE: Politico, Katie Glueck