In an election season driven by economic worries, Republican leaders are trying to keep Christian conservatives excited and involved by blurring the line between religious/social issues and low-tax crusades -- a divide that has helped shape past GOP primaries.
Donald Trump threatened a third-party presidential run, Herman Cain and Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon stirred up the crowd and Jon Huntsman Jr. and Tim Pawlenty got polite receptions at the second annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington.
Republican presidential contenders flocked to the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C., this weekend trying to win over hundreds of evangelical and Tea Party activists.
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Last week's Faith and Freedom Conference appeared to signal Ralph Reed's return to national politics. The former head of the Christian Coalition has been out of the spotlight for years. His hiatus included founding a successful consulting firm and advising the Bush election campaigns. Five years ago, he failed to win the Republican primary for Georgia Lieutenant Governor after his involvement with lobbyist Jack Abramoff became public...
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