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Congressman Gregg Harper, not initially a Donald Trump supporter, now says he thinks the New York businessman and political newcomer will win November.

Harper appeared on the Paul Gallo Show on SuperTalk Radio on Friday morning where he told Gallo, "I wouldn't have said it a year ago, or even six months ago, but I think [Donald Trump] will win in November."

Ohio Governor John Kasich was Harper's original choice during the spirited primary.

The Congressman who represents the 3rd District in Central Mississippi said he was blown away by former presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaking at the Republican National Convention and not endorsing the party's nominee, something Cruz had pledged to do early on.

"I think he damaged himself on a national level greatly," Harper said, adding that Cruz was turned away from entering GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson's skybox following the speech.

Harper also noted that it was obvious Cruz's lack of an endorsement was less about principle as the Senator had indicated in his Wednesday evening speech, but rather personal given his comments to the Texas delegation on Thursday morning.

"If he wasn't ready to endorse," Harper said, "he should have declined the invitation to speak."

As to Trump, Harper told Gallo that the list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees The Donald has rolled out as well as his pick of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate makes Trump worth voting for over Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.

"There's no doubt Donald Trump established himself as a legitimate candidate this week."

Posted July 22, 2016 - 1:01 pm

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