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Todd: If Cruz Can Win Evangelical Vote, He Has a Shot

NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd discussed how Ted Cruz could have a shot at the nomination by riding the evangelical vote to victory in a YouTube video released Friday.

Todd pointed out that in the past candidates can get “relevancy” from the evangelical vote, but no one has been able to use it to win the nomination. But that Cruz, if he can clinch the evangelical vote, might be able to change that because “this primary calendar, believe it or not, is actually in the advantage of evangelical candidates.”

Todd stated that two of the first four primary states, Iowa and South Carolina, have primary electorates that are majority evangelical. He continued that many Deep South states with majority evangelical electorates are thinking of having their primaries on Super Tuesday.

He concluded that “the question is, does Ted Cruz have this [the evangelical vote] to himself?” And pointed out that Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, and Rick Santorum could split the evangelical vote, but added “the power is there, if the evangelicals unite around one candidate. Something many evangelical leaders are talking about.”

(h/t The Right Scoop)

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