Imperfect fit

When Mitt Romney's religion is mentioned these days, we often hear that Mormons and evangelicals, despite theological differences, are on the same page politically. But while Mormon voters are among the country's most conservative, there are key issues on which they don't line up neatly with the religious right.

An undated illustration depicting the death of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, who was killed by a mob in Illinois while running for president in 1844.
By Drake Bennett
December 31, 2006

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DESPITE ALL THE attention Mitt Romney's religion has received, when he formally launches his campaign for president sometime in the next few weeks -- as he is widely expected to do -- he won't be the first Mormon to run for the office. Just six years ago, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah made a short-lived presidential bid, and in 1967 ... (Full article: 2065 words)

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