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Actor James Woods Endorses Ted Cruz for President

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FIJI WATER - Actor James Woods arrives at the premiere of "To The Wonder" hosted by FIJI Water on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Fiji Water/AP Images)

The endorsements continue to roll in for Ted Cruz, who’s also surging in the polls. Last week, two hundred faith leaders endorsed him for president. They were followed yesterday by actor and producer James Woods.

Woods — who’s best known for his roles in Once Upon a Time in America, Casino, and White House Down — says he decided to support Cruz after a forty minute-long telephone conversation with the senator:

Woods went on to explain that Cruz could count on his support because he “has a strong posture in foreign policy and an unvarnished view of the domestic economic disaster that Obama has been.” He added: “The recent tragedy in Paris affirmed that we cannot have a Commander-in-Chief who will sleep through a terrorist attack.” Another reason Woods supports Cruz is his “steadfast devotion to conservative principles.”

“Finally,” Woods writes, “I found him to be truly down to earth. I believe he loves this country and like so many of us is appalled by the Obama debacle.”

Earlier in the race, Woods endorsed Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP. He has now rescinded that endorsement (while saying he still greatly admires her) in favor of Cruz.

It’s yet another sign that the Cruz campaign has taken off, and that most of the other candidates are now reduced to also-ran status. This will boil down to a race between Trump, Cruz, Carson and Rubio.

Expect more well-known conservatives to jump aboard the Cruz bandwagon soon — especially if terrorism-related news continues to top the headlines.