Iowa Gov. Branstad turns thumbs down on Cruz for President

January 24, 2016 |

In Iowa, Iowa Gov. Branstad said he would not be supporting Ted Cruz for the Iowa Caucuses and called on Iowans to support candidates that were pro-Iowa, specifically pro-rural and pro-biofuels. Following Branstad’s comments, America’s Renewable Future senior advisor Derek Eadon said that “America’s Renewable Future will continue to stand up for Iowa voters and hold presidential candidates responsible for their position on the RFS.”

“Gov. Branstad joins Iowa farmers, renewable fuel leaders, and our elected officials in standing with us to ensure our presidential candidates know the benefits of and are committed to supporting the RFS. It’s a testament to the importance of this issue to Iowans.”

This follows a letter to Iowans released yesterday from leaders in the farming and renewable fuel communities stressing the importance of renewable fuel and the RFS to the state, its economy and farmers. Iowa’s congressional delegation also released a joint letter earlier today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to issue strong renewable fuel volumes for 2017, pointing to Iowa’s renewable fuel production and agricultural economy. However, one of those signatories to the letter, Congressmen Steve King, supports Ted Cruz for President, and Cruz supports a five-year phase out of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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