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The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says GOP presidential hopeful Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGermany calls on Congress not to sanction Nord Stream 2 pipeline: report Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' Biden administration resists tougher Russia sanctions in Congress MORE’s opposition to ethanol is a “factor” among Iowan voters.
“It’s an important issue out here,” Jeff Kauffman told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 on Sunday.
“I don’t think it’s an issue that will sink or allow one candidate to rise necessarily, but, I mean, it is a factor. If Senator Cruz wants to explain his opinion, and I know he has an explanation for that, he can take it right to the people out here, and I’m guessing that he will,” he added.
Kauffman refused to say who he thinks will win the Feb. 1 caucuses, but did say that both Cruz and front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE appear to have the edge.
“I’ll tell you, I think there’s a strong argument that one of those two gentlemen has the inside track, but this thing is not over yet,” he said.
“Remember the thing about Iowa: There’s more than one ticket out of here. There’s going to be multiple people who are going to have momentum coming out of here, are going to be able to declare victory.”