The Tea Party Express, the Tea Party movement’s biggest political action committee, is officially backing longtime darling Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate.

In the endorsement, Tea Party Express chairman Amy Kremer writes, “Ted Cruz’s knowledge of the Constitution and focus on limiting the size, cost, and intrusiveness of the federal government make him not only the strongest candidate in the race, but one of the strongest Tea Party candidates in the nation."

Kremer also mentions Cruz’s promise to repeal President Obama’s healthcare reform law and his desire to pass a balanced budget amendment as important reasons he secured the Tea Party Express’ support.

Cruz has other big names backing his Senate run. Former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, and U.S. Senators Jim DeMint and Rand Paul have all voiced their support for Ted Cruz.