November 3rd, 2010
04:02 PM ET
12 years ago

Christian conservative voters turn out big on election night

(CNN) - Ralph Reed and his Freedom and Faith Coalition did their best to sway the electorate Tuesday night. Between phone calls, mailings, and knocking on doors, Reed estimated his pro-family, pro-free market group had 58.8 million voter contacts aimed at the conservative faith community.

He described that group as "frequently mass-attending Catholics and evangelicals."

The coalition says it built a list of 7.7 million households before the midterms who fit that mold.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. stevegee

    The voters spoke loud and clear, “Obama, take your foot off the gas and turn to the Right.”

    November 3, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Mmmmmmmmmm.......... interesting. With 37% of Americans voting "against" President Obama; 28% voting FOR; and 39% ....... with no agenda. Its hard to make a case that the "far-right-Christian" base had a big say in this election!

    November 3, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  3. November 2, 2010 - The Day Progressive Socialism was STOPPED! Rollback to continue in 2012!!

    Thanks to ALL OF YOU with your help in STOPPING Obozo's Socialist agenda for America!! You have helped save this country from sure ruin.

    November 3, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    I have examined all the known superstitions of the Word, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the world ...
    The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind ... to filch wealth and power to themselves. [They], in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.
    Thomas Jefferson

    November 3, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. Augsbee

    I'm just glad, relieved to see our country not continue down the path of becoming Hippy land, becoming one giant Woodstock festival with people jobless, hanging around the neighborhood waiting for the government to take care of them and their families.

    November 3, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Zazu

    I am an evangelical christian, but I don't think that biblical Christianity has anything to do with voting conservative. Actually, I would rather Identify with Jesus in the face of the Saducees and the Pharisees; with Paul as opposed to James and the Jerusalem church; the prophets who spoke on behalf of God and the poor as opposed to the corrupt leadership of Israel; Mandela as opposed to the Aparthaid governement; the civil rights mov't as opposed to Jim crow; the few courageous abolitionists as opposed to slave owners and their enablers. Would any christian care to enlighten me why they oppose me being a liberal in the best tradition of these forerunners?

    November 3, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.
    George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

    November 3, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Funny how the folks who characterize Islam as wanting to dominate the world and convert everyone seem to have no problem with evangelical Christianity which essentially wants the same thing. Sorry, neoclowns, ancient folklore mixed with medieval superstition is a poor basis for governance. Have a nice day!

    November 3, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  9. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Right on, Zazu! Someone who actually gets Jesus. So rare in America these days. Have a nice day!

    November 3, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  10. Beth

    I will remember that on Sunday. When the "plate" comes around , I will put in an empty envelope with the republican's name
    on it.

    November 3, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. Chipster

    It's all about the money. Corporations bought this election with the help of cable TV networks who are raking in a fortune from the fear and paranoia that they continue to feed with misinformation. So, great, we end up with the American Taliban choosing fanatical leaders. Is this what we wanted? Perhaps because it looks so attractive in the Middle East? Good grief! We need better education, not more fanatics.

    November 3, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. Larry

    Be afraid, be very afraid. Ralph Reed and his Freedom and Faith Coalition will work to take away our freedoms and install a Christian style sharia law in America.

    November 3, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |