evangelical christians

  • A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attends a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa, United States, January 31, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX24U94
    February 1, 2016  

    On Iowa caucus night, only a fraction of voters typically participate. But among Republicans who attend, half are expected to be evangelical Christians, a group that helped propel Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee to wins in the past. This cycle, there may be more division over whether to back mainstream Republicans or antiestablishment candidates. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011  

    Four years ago, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee beat Mitt Romney and the other GOP candidates in the Iowa Caucuses with strong conservative evangelical support led by a man named Bob Vander Plaats. “Need to Know” correspondent Rick Karr reports on the power of Vander Plaats and the religious right in the Hawkeye State’s elections. Continue reading