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Evangelikale Pastoren entscheiden die Präsidentenwahl | Crux

Evangelikale Pastoren entscheiden die Präsidentenwahl | Crux

Iowa pastors play influential role in presidential race | Crux.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Cary Gordon isn’t a political operative, a top dollar donor or an elected official. But that hasn’t stopped Jeb Bush’s team from already reaching out as the 2016 Republican presidential campaign revs up in Iowa.

Gordon is a well-known evangelical Christian pastor with a church in Sioux City that can draw 600 people on Sundays and a voice that echoes far beyond the pulpit. Gordon backed former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the 2012 GOP field, sending out text messages, tweets and a video announcement to deliver his message.

In some states, big city ward leaders or union bosses are the go-to guys to deliver votes. When it comes to Iowa’s Republican caucuses, evangelical pastors are kingmakers, with sway over an important bloc of participants. Long before the campaign heats up, leading ministers are showered with personal attention from likely candidates, and they can negotiate their policy positions on issues such as gay rights and abortion.  …..

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