Daily Beast - On Tuesday night, Christians saved Ted Cruz.., The Cruz team pulled off a singular organizing feat, corralling a sizable number of Christian pastors for last-minute endorsements that helped shore up his support among evangelical Christians.\
In February, Cruz suffered a tough defeat to Donald Trump in South Carolina, in large part because evangelicals—to the bafflement of many—were eager to line up behind the thrice-wed casino magnate.
In Wisconsin, though, that didn’t happen. CNN exit polling indicates that Cruz beat Trump among evangelical Christian voters by a whopping 21 points. And moving those numbers took work.
Julaine Appling, who heads the socially conservative group Wisconsin Family Action, said the effort was “absolutely unprecedented.” Appling helped organize the endorsements, working with Erik Corcoran, who was Cruz’s faith director for the state. As Corcoran stood in the victory party crowd under the purple lights of Milwaukee’s American Serb Hall on Tuesday night, he practically glowed.... “It was a God thing, it really was,” he said.
The campaign’s Wisconsin faith coalition held its first meeting just two weeks ago, he said. In the ensuing days, they worked overtime to get pastors to join the Cruz Crew.
“I told Senator Cruz when I first came on board, if we live out Matthew 6:33, ‘Seek him first and his righteousness,’ everything else is going to be added to this campaign,” Corcoran said. “And that’s what it all comes down to.”