Governor Branstad Calls for Ted Cruz's Defeat

Jan 20, 2016

Twelve days before the Iowa caucuses, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says a Ted Cruz victory in the Iowa caucuses would be a big mistake and very damaging to Iowa.

“I think it would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him,” says Branstad. “I know he’s hitting the polls, but the only one that counts is the one they take on caucus night.”

On this politics day edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Kedron Bardwell of Simpson College and Cornell College's Hans Hassell about why the governor is speaking out against Senator Cruz, as well as discussing the citizenship lawsuit against Cruz, Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump, and highlights from the Democratic debate that garnered more than 15.3 million viewers.