Conservative leader discounts Paul win
October 10th, 2011
09:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Conservative leader discounts Paul win

(CNN) - The president of the Family Research Council characterized Rep. Ron Paul's weekend win in the Values Voter Summit straw poll as "an outlier."

Tony Perkins, who heads the social conservative group, said the Republican presidential candidate influenced the results by busing supporters to the event, proving his 37% support is not reflective of social conservative backing nationally.
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Bachmann, Cain duck question on Romney's faith
October 9th, 2011
10:16 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann, Cain duck question on Romney's faith

(CNN) - Neither Herman Cain nor Rep. Michele Bachmann would say Sunday whether they believe Mitt Romney is a Christian, two days after an influential pastor labeled Mormonism a "cult."

"He's a Mormon," Cain said on CNN's "State of the Union." "That much I know. I am not going to do an analysis of Mormonism versus Christianity for the sake of answering that. I'm not getting into that."
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Pastor denies remarks against Romney were 'bigotry'
October 8th, 2011
05:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Pastor denies remarks against Romney were 'bigotry'

(CNN) – A megachurch pastor and supporter of Texas Gov. Rick Perry stood firm Saturday on his stance that Christians should vote against presidential hopeful Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.

"Those of us that are evangelicals have every right to prefer and select a competent Christian over a competent non-Christian," Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, told CNN on Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Values Voter Summit
Perry avoids questions on pastor's Mormonism remarks
October 8th, 2011
04:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry avoids questions on pastor's Mormonism remarks

Orange City, Iowa (CNN) - As others condemn the words of one of Rick Perry's supporters, the Texas governor himself did not want to talk about the brewing controversy while at a campaign appearance in Iowa on Saturday.

Though the Republican presidential candidate openly answered voters' questions about some of his controversial positions regarding Social Security and illegal immigration, Perry would not discuss the political firestorm sparked after prominent Southern pastor Robert Jeffress said Republicans should vote against fellow GOP candidate Mitt Romney because he is Mormon. Jeffress added that the Mormon faith a "cult."
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Values Voter Summit
Ron Paul wins Values Voter straw poll
October 8th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul wins Values Voter straw poll

Washington (CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul secured yet another straw poll victory Saturday.

The Texas congressman won 37% of the poll at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, sponsored by the Family Research Council, a social conservative group.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • Values Voter Summit
Romney jabs controversial speaker at Values Voter Summit
October 8th, 2011
11:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney jabs controversial speaker at Values Voter Summit

Washington (CNN) - Addressing the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chided a controversial conservative leader who has denounced Mormonism.

The former Massachusetts governor, whose family has deep ties to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made no mention of the clamor surrounding Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who called Mormonism a "cult" after appearing at the summit on Friday.

But Romney did take aim at Bryan Fischer, a director at the American Family Association, who was slated to speak directly after the candidate took the stage Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Values Voter Summit
Rep. Paul: War and abortion pose threats to liberty
October 8th, 2011
10:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Paul: War and abortion pose threats to liberty

(CNN) - Speaking in Washington on Saturday at the Values Voter Summit, presidential hopeful Ron Paul threaded much of his speech with his familiar anti-war themes and rallying cries for liberty.

"One of the greatest threats to family is war," Paul said. "It undermines the family."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • Values Voter Summit
Don't settle for a moderate, Bachmann urges voters
October 7th, 2011
10:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Don't settle for a moderate, Bachmann urges voters

(CNN) - Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann called on social conservative voters not to settle for a moderate Republican nominee in 2012, a line she has used repeatedly on the campaign trail.

"Don't listen to these people, who every four years tell you we have to select a moderate from our party and we have to settle for the sake of winning," Bachmann said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday. "I am here to tell you we are going to win. This year, we don't settle."
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Michele Bachmann • Values Voter Summit
Gingrich talks judiciary, jabs front-runners on polls
October 7th, 2011
06:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich talks judiciary, jabs front-runners on polls

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used his speech at the Values Voter Summit to call certain views of the American judicial system "anti-American" and "profoundly wrong."

Gingrich specifically took aim at judicial supremacy, the idea that the Supreme Court has the final word on the countries most pressing issues.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Supreme Court • Values Voter Summit
Cain relishes 'top tier' status in speech
October 7th, 2011
05:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain relishes 'top tier' status in speech

Washington (CNN) - Presidential contender Herman Cain reacted to a number of recent polls that have him near the top of the GOP race in a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday.

In an energized speech, the former CEO of Godfathers Pizza said he didn't want his followers to be confused by some of the 'garbage that people throw out there."
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Values Voter Summit
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