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"Clearly you have very significant segments of the population in the Southeast who are evangelical Christians, Southern Baptists and other faiths," said Richard Land, who heads the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. "Most of them want to know what the religious perspectives of the candidates are, and it's important to them. It's not determinative, but it's important." While Land thinks Romney's religion could be a problem, he said the former governor's pro-life stance might prove more important. "There is no issue that matters more to most evangelicals than the issue of the life of the unborn," Land said.
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