Enjoyed meeting Chris from the bachelor at the Iowa State Fair today pic.twitter.com/yAKDwztl8a
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) August 12, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to run for president in 2016. And so, he's spending lots and lots of time in Iowa and, on Tuesday, at the Iowa State Fair.
All sorts of funny and strange things happen at the fair. Spaghetti and meatballs dinner on a stick are sold and consumed. (They are delicious.) Candidates take to a soapbox to make their pitch to voters -- with mixed results. There is a corn kernel straw vote. And, very occasionally, Rick Perry runs into that guy from "The Bachelorette".
In case you aren't a fan, the guy standing next to the governor of Texas is Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who was the third runner up in the most recent edition of the reality dating show. And, Soules is rumored to be the next bachelor in, well, "The Bachelor".