DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says he plans to hunt pheasant with Iowa Congressman Steve King during a trip to the state in October.
The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1coEGJT ) Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier wrote in an email Friday that the senator would hunt with King and was “honored to have received the invite.”
The trip is planned for Oct. 26 near the northwest Iowa city of Akron. Cruz will speak at a GOP event in Des Moines on Oct. 25.
King, a Republican, is among the most conservative House members. He’s known for making highly charged comments, such as his much-criticized statement in July that many immigrants in the country illegally are drug runners.
King hosted candidates for similar hunting events before the 2012 caucuses.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com