Governor Branstad today defended his call for Republicans to vote against Texas Senator Ted Cruz in next week’s caucuses.
Branstad objects that Cruz opposes ethanol mandates.
Branstad typically does not endorse candidates in Republican races, and he says he’s sticking to that this year.
“I’m not backing any candidate,” Branstad says. “I'm advocating on behalf of my state and renewable energy which is critically important to our state.”
Branstad has long urged all candidates to come to Iowa early and often. But he says there are limits.