Amid ‘New York Values,' Ted Cruz Hunts for Delegates

To many, the effort must look like a waste of time

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz visited Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where he hopes to gain the support of the neighborhood's Jewish population, NBC News reported. 

It's a crucial slice of support on which Cruz hopes to capitalize during New York's April 19 primary.

To many, the effort must look like a waste of time. How could Cruz, a Southern Baptist, do well enough among Jewish voters, who overwhelmingly support Democrats, that he overtakes Donald Trump in his home state?

But to team Cruz, the strategy is clear: In a state where Trump enjoys home-field advantage and is the odds-on favorite to win, rival Cruz is working to peel off as many delegates as possible.

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