If it works, the move could provide a boost in the state’s Feb. 9 GOP primary to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
Republicans are trying to inject religion into New Hampshire, making a new push to mobilize churchgoing voters in one of the least religious states in the country.
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If it works, the move could provide a boost in the state’s Feb. 9 GOP primary to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has been courting pastors and evangelical Christians in Iowa and Southern states, while creating a disadvantage for front-runner Donald Trump, who doesn’t do as well among these groups.
But it isn’t clear that the efforts will turn out as hoped in a state with scant history of tying votes to religion.
... Invigorating even a small portion of the electorate can make a difference in the crowded Republican primary, said Bryan McCormack, executive director of Cornerstone Policy Research and Action. The conservative New Hampshire nonprofit organization is conferring with the RNC and working toward the same goal of turning out GOP voters.
Their timing could be fortuitous for Mr. Cruz. A Monmouth University poll released Monday showed him moving up in New Hampshire among likely GOP primary voters. While Mr. Trump stands atop the field with 31% support, the Texas senator is now tied for second at 14% with Ohio Gov. John Kasich. ...Read the full story HERE.
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