According to Patrick Svitek’s article in the Texas Tribune, Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad has publicly stated that he hopes Jr. Texas Senator Ted Cruz loses the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. This comment by Brandstad can almost be interpreted as a semi-endorsement of New York businessman Donald Trump’s candidacy for President.
Speaking with reporters in the Hawkeye State, Branstad reportedly said, “Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, “hasn’t supported renewable fuels, and I think it would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him.”
In response to Brandstad’s comment insulting Cruz, Trump wrote on Twitter, “Big shoker [sic]! People do not like Ted“.