Cruz-hating Iowa governor piles on to support Carson complaint

Cruz-hating Iowa governor piles on to support Carson complaint
(Image: News video via Iowa Public Radio)

[Ed. – This is the guy who said before the caucuses that he mainly wanted to defeat Cruz.  Meanwhile, Trevor Loudon has the timeline showing that CNN was the first to report on the Carson story and was the source of the kerfuffle in the other GOP organizations in Iowa.  As Loudon says:  “Basically, the Cruz team should have known better than to trust the media.”  Just so.]

Governor Terry Branstad is crediting Ted Cruz for running an “old-fashioned”, 99-county campaign that yielded victory in Monday night’s Iowa Caucuses, but Branstad is joining the chorus criticizing Cruz for “questionable” campaign tactics.

“This thing that they distributed on Caucus night saying that Dr. Carson was likely to drop out and his supporters should support Cruz, that is, I think, unethical and unfair,” Branstad said this morning. “I think there’ll be repercussions to that.”

Cruz has apologized to Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who finished fourth in the Caucuses on Monday night. Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Cruz backer, helped spread the drop out rumor and Branstad said King owes Carson an apology.

“You know, we have a strong sense of fairness in Iowa,” Branstad said during an interview with Radio Iowa. “Distributing information that was not true about a candidate right at the time people are voting in the Caucuses is an inappropriate thing.”

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