A fishmonger in Iowa was threatened with legal action by Ted Cruz’ campaign after it compared the Texas Senator to a blobfish.

Great Midwest Seafood of Davenport used the senator’s name on a price label in its fresh fish display. The store is regularly used as a backdrop by politicians campaigning for the Iowa caucus, the first date in the primary calendar.

But staffers for the Cruz campaign took exception and sent a cease and desist letter to the fishmonger.


“I still think it looks like him” said one customer.