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Republican presidential candidates hope to appeal to voters in the Bible Belt

Republican presidential candidates hope to appeal to voters in the Bible Belt

The U.S. Bible BeltIn the U.S. presidential race, Republican candidates are hoping to capture the evangelical Christian vote in the Bible Belt, an area composed of several states across the southeast portion of the country.

Newt Gingrich is actively campaigning in his home state of Georgia, which he says has the highest number of delegates of the ten states where primary elections will be held on "Super Tuesday."  It has 76 delegates.

Richard Lee, founding pastor of the First Redeemer Church, told Al Jazeera's reporter that the religious voters in the Bible Belt should not be ignored.  "If it is ever stirred to really stand up, it can win elections."


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  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    Oh geeze! Like everything south of the Mason Dixon isn't Red enough already? As long as I have been voting, I have always been the oddball South of the Mason Dixon, of which SW MO is. I can't recall ever voting Republican and never could stand them. Could someone PLEASE get me out of here! I'm not a Red blood American. I come from a long line of Blue bloods. A true Blue blooded American. OK, so many of those Blue bloods have been Red blood in recent generations, save for me. Even in my own family, I'm an oddball. Did I ever mention I loathe the attitudes of the Repugs? Guess my rants say that for me, huh? The most recent one included. Why it wouldn't surprise me if the next Civil War once again starts South of the Mason Dixon. :roll:

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