Don Gonyea Don Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.

Sen. Ted Cruz prays before the start of his Religious Liberty Rally last weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was part of Cruz's push to energize evangelical voters. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ted Cruz Rallies Evangelicals In Campaign To Defund Planned Parenthood

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press conference Wednesday prior to a town hall meeting at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. Matthew Healey/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Will GOP's Efforts To Reach Out To Hispanics Survive These Primaries?

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Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Iowa State Fair, where he encountered protesters over his record in Wisconsin. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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As Popularity Erodes, Walker Hopes To Reignite The Flame At Iowa State Fair

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Politics In the News: Presidential Candidates Court Iowa

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It's A Party In Iowa — And Just About All The Candidates Are Invited

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on Friday in Clear Lake, Iowa. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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'Same Old Partisan Games,' Clinton Says Of Attacks Regarding Emails

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In 2007, then-candidate Barack Obama rode bumper cars at the Iowa State Fair with his daughter Sasha. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Eat, Speak And Stumble: Candidates Visit The Iowa State Fair

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Other Candidates Find Ways To Stand Out On Debate Night

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First Republican Debate Was Wide-Ranging, But All Orbited Around Trump

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Forum In N.H. A Warmup For First GOP Debate Of 2016 Race

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GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage

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Dealing With The Donald: GOP Considers How To Handle The Trump Effect

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