Ted Cruz taps Matt Schultz to head Iowa campaign

CNN  — 

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has chosen former Secretary of State Matt Schultz to chair his Iowa campaign in his bid for the Republican Party’s nomination for president.

Schultz, who currently serves as the Madison County attorney, supported Sen. Rick Santorum in his failed 2012 presidential campaign, though he won the Republican Iowa caucuses.

“He is a consistent conservative who cares about liberty and won’t back down from a fight,” Schultz told CNN on Wednesday. “That is why I’m supporting Ted Cruz for President and I’m honored to be chairing his Iowa campaign.”

Schultz is one of more than 20 Iowa Republicans that Cruz was expected to announce Wednesday who were supporting his campaign.