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Ted Cruz And Steve King Went Pheasant Hunting In Iowa

A key rite of passage for anyone interested in running for president. Cruz was in Iowa to speak at the GOP fundraising banquet in Des Moines.

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Sen. Ted Cruz went pheasant hunting in Iowa with Sen. Steve King Saturday.

Steve King

@SteveKingIA

Good hunting on opening day.

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It's something Rick Perry and Rick Santorum did in 2011, so you know...

Steve King

@SteveKingIA

Ted Cruz hunt is on

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Cruz was in Iowa to be the keynote speaker at the Iowa GOP fundraising banquet in Des Moines.

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Before hunting, the group prayed. Al Jazeera America reporter Naureen Kahn said she overheard someone say "Don't get 'Cheneyed.'"

Pre-hunt prayer. OH "Don't get cheneyed."

Naureen Khan

@naureenindc

Pre-hunt prayer. OH "Don't get cheneyed."

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The GOP fundraising banquet was sold out to a maximum capacity of 600 guests.

Ted Cruz preparing to hunt pheasant with Steve King on "opening day."

Naureen Khan

@naureenindc

Ted Cruz preparing to hunt pheasant with Steve King on "opening day."

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Successful hunt! Perfect fall opening day of pheasant season here at the "Hole N the Wall", Akron, Iowa.

Steve King

@SteveKingIA

Successful hunt!

Perfect fall opening day of pheasant season here at the "Hole N the Wall", Akron, Iowa.

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Contact Hunter Schwarz at hunter.schwarz+DONE@buzzfeed.com.

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