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Campaign 2012 / Religion and Politics #1004529

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 09, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Mike Viqueira) The controversy on the 2012 campaign trail that evolved into an attack on Mitt Romney's Mormon faith examined; scenes shown of Herman Cain campaigning. [WOMAN, North Carolina's Dave DOLBEAR†- comment on the religion issue.] [On talk shows, presidential candidates Rick SANTORUM, CAIN - avoid the religious question.] [Texas Pastor Robert JEFFRESS - calls Texas Governor Rick Perry a true conservative and Christian; says Mormonism is a cult.] [Wake Forest professor Melissa ROGERS†- says white evangelicals have a beef with Mormonism.] [ROMNEY - responds.] [In 2007, ROMNEY - promises to serve no one religion.] [Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph REED†- says it is about the economy.]

Holt, Lester;
Viqueira, Mike

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