Last week Ted Cruz launched the first official bus tour of the campaign season with a six day swing through Iowa with 28 stops in 28 counties. I was one of two photographers and about 14 journalists on the press bus that followed Cruz' campaign bus.
While I planned to cover all six days for Reuters, I had to pull out of the trip early to cover other candidates. In all, I hit 18 stops at restaurants, cafés, diners, and event venues, slowly building a picture of the moments that surround a campaign's first big swing ahead of the caucuses.
In an effort to make this a bit more easy to follow, I've split my blog up into two parts, so here are images from the first two days of the Cruz Cruise.