Santorum gives Christian preachers personal pitch
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.