Three of the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination were in Iowa on Friday trolling for votes. Four others were set to roam New Hampshire over the weekend in search of support. And where was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz? At a small airport in Kennesaw, imploring Georgians for votes.
As Cruz enters a new phase of his campaign, with rising poll numbers and a sense of momentum, he's increasingly focusing on the South, where he hopes to rack up a trove of delegates and the embrace of the Republican Party's right flank.