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Cruz-ing down South

With Southern presidential primaries just around the corner, political prognosticators believe Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in a good position to appeal to Dixie’s voters.

Charles Bullock, who holds the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs, told NBC News that Cruz’s style will appeal to many in the South.

“He’s a Southerner, and he’s courting the evangelical vote,” Bullock said. “He’s well spoken. He’s direct. But he also brings a Southern accent and wears cowboy boots.”