Ted Cruz-Backed Effort to Convince 1,000 Preachers to Run for Office Hits 200

Sen. Ted Cruz backs efforts to get preachers to run for office. (AP Photo)
Sen. Ted Cruz backs efforts to get preachers to run for office. (AP Photo)

That was fast.

An effort backed by several presidential candidates, including Sen. Ted Cruz, to convince 1,000 preachers to run for office has already hit its mark of 200.

More than 500, mostly pastors, have signed up for special political training offered in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Louisiana by evangelical political organizer David Lane and his American Renewal Project. Some 200 are ready to make the jump, Lane said, well ahead of the end-of-year target.

“Pastors are kicking the tires to determine if God is calling them to run for city council, county commissioner, school board, mayor or Congress in 2016,” said Lane of his “Issachar Training.”

The effort has the support of national politicians such as Cruz, who promoted the program in a letter that said in part, “It is my hope that you will hear God’s call on your life to restore American governance to its God-given purpose.”

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SOURCE: Washington Examiner
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