Gov. Pete Ricketts is expressing more relief than excitement over the results of the Iowa caucus.
Ricketts was recently asked by the news media about his reaction to the Republican caucuses in Iowa.
“I’m glad that the process has started and that we’ve got one down,” Ricketts responded with a laugh.
Ricketts, a Republican, said the victory by Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa indicates he’s a strong candidate for the Republican nomination.
“The Iowa caucuses is a great way to start the whole primary process,” according to Ricketts. “I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the other primary states and I’m glad that this has all begun. I think I share that sentiment with a lot of folks.”
New York businessman Donald Trump came in second in Iowa, followed closely by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who finished third.
Next up is the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]