How will evangelicals choose a candidate in 2016?

16 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Summit drawing Republicans presidential candidates to Iowa.

Several of the candidates have tried to become the main contender for Republicans in this election cycle, including Cruz, Huckabee, Perry, and Santorum. Timothy Hagle, a University of Iowa associate professor of political science, said the event is important for hopefuls appealing to social conservatives and evangelical Christians, because this is the start of weeding-out process.

This means voters will then go focus on their next priority when thinking about backing a candidate, which could be anywhere from jobs and economy to EPA regulations. Wendell Steven, the head of Kossuth County Republicans, said he believes the candidates attending the summit will draw a large crowd and he supports a large number of Republican hopefuls. “I know who I have my druthers of,” he said. “For president, I would like to see Rick Perry.

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