Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is back in Iowa this week, the Des Moines Register reports.
The Republican senator, who looks to have a 2016 presidential run in his sights, is making his fourth trip to the state whose caucuses pose the first test for would-be presidential nominees every four years.
First, Cruz will keynote a homeschooling event held by the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators. Also speaking at the event are Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King and Family Leader President Bob Vander Plaats.
Later that evening, Cruz will attend the Cerro Gordo Republicans Dessert Reception Fundraiser in Mason City, Iowa. King will also attend that event, as will Cruz’s Senate colleague, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told The Daily Caller that in addition to those two events, Cruz would also do “a few interviews.”
Other likely 2016 hopefuls are also making moves in Iowa: Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul just hired the former Iowa Republican Party chairman as an adviser to his PAC.
The most recent poll of Iowa Republicans’ 2016 preferences, a Public Policy Polling poll released last month, found Cruz to be in fourth place with Iowa Republicans, tied with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and trailing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Paul.