San­to­rum gives Chris­tian preach­ers per­sonal pitch

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

CEN­TRAL | When an in­flu­en­tial evan­gel­i­cal leader gath­ered dozens of preach­ers at his home church to hear from a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, he had a sim­ple mes­sage. Rick San­to­rum, he said, is one of us, and your parish­ioners should vote for him.

Nearly a hun­dred pas­tors from through­out Louisiana and from as far away as Texas and Colorado ac­cepted Fam­ily Re­search Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Tony Perkins’ in­vi­ta­tion to hear a per­sonal pitch Sun­day from Mr. San­to­rum.

Spend­ing more than an hour with the church con­gre­ga­tion, Mr. San­to­rum was court­ing the re­li­gious con­ser­va­tives who are keep­ing him in a drawn-out fight for the GOP nom­i­na­tion.

Mitt Rom­ney leads the race for del­e­gates but has long strug­gled to win over a con­ser­va­tive GOP base that still ques­tions his flip-flops on so­cial is­sues.

Re­pub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Rick San­to­rum spoke to a gath­er­ing of Chris­tian preach­ers Sun­day in Louisiana in a run-up to the state’s pri­mary next Satur­day.

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