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Fresh off Iowa win, Cruz courts New Hampshire voters

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 01:56

A day after his win in the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigns in New Hampshire, hoping to rally voters in the Granite state which holds its primary next week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Relishing victory in the first Republican nominating contest of the U.S. presidential election, Senator Ted Cruz called his defeat of Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses a tribute to "conservative grass roots." Speaking at a town hall in Windham, New Hampshire, Cruz said, "Two nights ago I was watching TV, said that there's no way Cruz can win. Said no way, not possible, the race is done. But last night, Iowa sent notice that this election is not going to be decided by the media. That this election is not going to be decided by the lobbyists and Washington cartel. It'll be decided by men and woman right here." Cruz also said the result from Monday's contest was a rebuke to what he called President Barack Obama's liberal agenda and a win for "Judeo-Christian values." Cruz won the Republican Iowa caucuses with 28 percent of the vote compared with 24 percent for businessman Trump, whose aggressive and unorthodox campaign has been marked by controversies ranging from his calls to ban Muslims temporarily from entering the United States to his pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Cruz, 45, was buoyed by evangelical support at the launch of the nominating process to pick the parties' candidates for the Nov. 8 election. His strong get-out-the-vote effort helped counter the enthusiasm from large crowds that have shown up for Trump's boisterous rallies. A first-term senator and fiscal conservative from the Tea Party movement that emerged on the right of the Republican Party six years ago, Cruz has presented himself as a strong foreign policy hawk. He vowed to "carpet bomb" the militant group Islamic State into oblivion in a speech in December in which said, "I don't know if sand can glow in the dark but we are going to find out."

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Fresh off Iowa win, Cruz courts New Hampshire voters

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 01:56