Craig James will endorse former rival Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in his Senate bid. Dewhurst’s campaign said James would make the formal announcement later today, at the Dallas Republican Party headquarters.

Dewhurst is facing a runoff against former Solicitor General Ted Cruz, who placed second in Tuesday’s primary. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert came in third, but has not said who, if anyone, he will endorse.

James, who is a former ESPN analyst, finished in fourth place, with four percent of the vote.

In a statement released by the Dewhurst campaign, James said:

“On July 31st, Texans will have a clear choice between David Dewhurst, a Texas conservative businessman, and Ted Cruz, a D.C. lawyer beholden to Washington insiders and politicians. Today, I am proud to endorse David Dewhurst for U.S. Senate. David Dewhurst is a Texas patriot who will fight for our shared conservative values."

“Washington insiders are spending millions in Texas trying to hand-pick the next Senator. That’s not the Texas way. We need an outsider who can take the Texas model to Washington and stand up to the political insiders who are trying to hand-pick our next U.S. Senator. We need David Dewhurst.”