(CNN) - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's still interested in making amends with fellow possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie.
Paul was speaking to a radio station in the important caucus state of Iowa on Wednesday when the New Jersey governor came up: host Simon Conway of WHO radio proposed that the two men come onto his show.
"Absolutely, I've been trying to get him to go out for a beer with me," Paul said.
The two men have had an on again, off again public spat in recent months, with Paul criticizing Christie for "embracing" Obamacare by accepting Medicaid expansion in New Jersey and Christie in turn implying that Paul is too cerebral and not enough of a leader.
A couple of months ago Paul had tried to broker something of a truce by proposing the two men get a beer together but Christie, running for re-election at the time, said he was too busy.
Alternatively, Paul said Wednesday that "if there's a state fair we can go out for a fried Twinkie."
Christie - who has struggled with his weight and has been working on slimming down after lap band surgery early this year - has made a joke out of his love for confections.