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Chuck Norris won’t come to NC rally for Ted Cruz

Actor Chuck Norris, left, and his wife Gena O'Kelley, pose for a photo following a ceremony where Norris was made an honorary Texas Ranger, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Garland,Texas.
Actor Chuck Norris, left, and his wife Gena O'Kelley, pose for a photo following a ceremony where Norris was made an honorary Texas Ranger, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Garland,Texas. AP

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced earlier this week that he’d be bringing some star power to a rally this weekend in Concord: Action movie star Chuck Norris.

Media outlets were quick to report that Norris would be endorsing Cruz at the Charlotte Motor Speedway event scheduled for Sunday afternoon. But Norris said on his Facebook page Wednesday night that the reports were wrong.

“There’s false information going around about my personal presidential endorsement,” he wrote to his fans.

Keep The Promise PAC, which is hosting the Cruz rally, posted a correction on its online invitation.

“Late Wednesday evening, we learned that Chuck Norris will not be attending the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has not officially endorsed any candidate for president,” the pro-Cruz Super PAC said. “We regret that our publicity implied otherwise and apologize to Mr. Norris and our rally participants for the confusion.”

Talk show host Glenn Beck is still scheduled to appear with Cruz at the event.

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