DeSantis courts Iowa evangelical voters, but many won’t shake faith in Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his family gathered at the Coram Deo Bible Church, a nondenominational church in Davenport, for Sunday service just hours before Iowa GOP voters head to their caucus sites.

The Florida governor has attended over a dozen church services across the state, according to his campaign, making this critical voting bloc a central part of his bid for president. 

“John 14:6, I am the way and the truth and the life,” DeSantis said at a campaign event recently when asked about his favorite Bible verse by a voter, to a round of applause. 

Nearly 200 miles away, Kari Lake, a top surrogate of former President Donald Trump, prayed with churchgoers at a Baptist church in West Des Moines and spoke with faith leaders after attending the service.  

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