Politics

Iowa evangelicals thrilled with 2016 GOP field

For Christian evangelical voters in Iowa this election cycle is an embarrassment of riches. They're having a hard time picking a candidate because, for the first time many can remember, they have several options to choose from.

Nine Republican presidential hopefuls spoke Saturday at an event hosted by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, a successor to the the now-defunct Christian Coalition. They hoped to win over supporters for the state's presidential caucus, the first major event in the presidential primary.

The Iowans could not agree on who did best.

"I'd like to elect all of them," said Doug Brown, who lives north of Des Moines. "Maybe one of them can get elected and appoint all of the rest as the cabinet secretaries. I mean, this so much better than we are used to."

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