Republican presidential candidates hope to appeal to voters in the Bible Belt
On March 3, 2012 At 1:44 pm
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In the U.S. presidential race, Republican candidates are hoping to capture the evangelical Christian vote in the Bible Belt, an area composed of several states across the southeast portion of the country.
Newt Gingrich is actively campaigning in his home state of Georgia, which he says has the highest number of delegates of the ten states where primary elections will be held on "Super Tuesday." It has 76 delegates.
Richard Lee, founding pastor of the First Redeemer Church, told Al Jazeera's reporter that the religious voters in the Bible Belt should not be ignored. "If it is ever stirred to really stand up, it can win elections."