GOP establishment creeps toward Cruz

“He seems to be the only guy who’s got some momentum, and is probably the best situated if there is anybody out there to beat Trump,” said Austin Barbour, a prominent Mississippi-based GOP operative. “That’s why there are many people like me—Ted Cruz wouldn’t have been our first choice, but as we go through the process, we’re reevaluating our vote, and he seems to be the guy at the top of the list.”…

…Asked on Monday whom he’d vote for, Barbour said he was still struggling to decide between Cruz and Kasich. Hours later, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant would come out for Cruz. By Tuesday afternoon, Barbour said he voted for Cruz as well.

Politico
3/9/16