Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will address an annual Faith & Freedom Conference via video conference instead of in person Saturday, the group confirmed to CNN.
Romney was originally scheduled to attend the Faith & Freedom Conference & Strategy Briefing in Washington, DC, but the event conflicts with his multi-state bus tour slated to begin on Friday in New Hampshire.
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"We're very pleased that Governor Romney will still be able to address the attendees. It shows that the campaign is making a serious effort to reach out to grassroots activists who will be responsible for turning out the largest conservative vote in a presidential election in the modern era," said Faith and Freedom Coalition Communications Director Orit Sklar.
Despite the governor’s absence, there will be a Romney in attendance: Josh Romney will be at the conference to introduce his father, Sklar said.