Gov. Terry Brandstad sounds like a smart man.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says he still won’t endorse a Republican presidential candidate before the Feb. 1 caucuses. But Tuesday, for the first time, Branstad said he wants Texas Senator Ted Cruz defeated.
“Yes,” Branstad told Channel 13 News Tuesday morning when asked if he wants Cruz, who is currently leading the Iowa polls, to lose.
Branstad made his comments after addressing a room of alternative energy supporters at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona.
“I think it would be very damaging to our state,” Iowa’s governor said of a Cruz victory on caucus night.