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DeSantis Attempts to Woo Young Evangelicals

posted on April 18, 2023

Ruth Graham of The New York Times reports that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appealed to young evangelicals in a speech at Liberty University last week, a venue that has served as a launch pad for recent Republican presidential hopefuls. Kristin Kobes Du Mez, a religious historian at evangelical Calvin University, said, “What I’m seeing is definite interest in DeSantis, but not a rejection of Trump.” Students at the event were supportive of DeSantis’s stability as a candidate but still felt that they did not fully understand the role that faith plays in his personal and professional life.

Read at The New York Times