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Tony Perkins, a leader of the modern Christian values movement, endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Tuesday, becoming the Texas senator's latest high-profile evangelical backer in the final week of the Iowa campaign.

Perkins, who has been close with Cruz since his early Senate days, gives the senator another validator as he and Trump race to unveil bold-name endorsements before Iowans caucuses on February 1.

"I trust Ted to do what needs to be done," Perkins told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. "I know him. I've seen him stand up against his colleagues. He's doing what he said he would do."

But though Perkins said he was "not going to say anything negative about Donald Trump," he did tell Kelly he sees something in Cruz that's missing in the GOP front-runner.