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Cruz in WI Loves Cheese, But Not on His Head

(AP) Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz says he loves cheese, but the first rule of politics is "no funny hats."

At a stop Monday afternoon at Mars Cheese Castle, a specialty food shop that doubles as a roadside tourist attraction between Milwaukee and Chicago, Cruz gave a thumbs-up to cheese curds and jalapeno cheesebread. He declined, however, however to wear a foam wedge, the preferred headgear of Green Bay Packers fans.

"I would not presume to intrude on the elegance with which the people of Wisconsin wear their cheese heads," the Texas senator said.

He also declined to pick a favorite cheese — the shop boasts over 600 varieties. "I've never had a badcheese," he said, adding later, "I like cheese on cheese."

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