Race and religion collide in presidential campaign

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Race and religion collide in presidential campaign

CAROLYN KASTER, CHARLES DHARAPAK/Associated Press photos
Some political watchers predict the presidential campaign between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney could get ugly over issues of race and religion.
GARY C. KNAPP/Associated Press file photo
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and Pat Robertson, founder of Christian Broadcasting Network and chancellor of Regent University, visit before Romney delivers the commencement address to the 2007 graduating class at Regent in Virginia Beach, Va. Romney’s campaign will need to plan to deal with Mormon bias, one historian said.
ROB CARR/Associated Press file photo
From left, Brown Chapel AME Church pastor James Jackson, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Rev. Clete Kiley, hold hands and sing at the end of a church service in March 2007 in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Obama overcame racial bias to win the preisdency and may have to do it again this year.

Race and religion collide in presidential campaign

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CAROLYN KASTER, CHARLES DHARAPAK/Associated Press photos
Some political watchers predict the presidential campaign between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney could get ugly over issues of race and religion.
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GARY C. KNAPP/Associated Press file photo
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and Pat Robertson, founder of Christian Broadcasting Network and chancellor of Regent University, visit before Romney delivers the commencement address to the 2007 graduating class at Regent in Virginia Beach, Va. Romney’s campaign will need to plan to deal with Mormon bias, one historian said.
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ROB CARR/Associated Press file photo
From left, Brown Chapel AME Church pastor James Jackson, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Rev. Clete Kiley, hold hands and sing at the end of a church service in March 2007 in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Obama overcame racial bias to win the preisdency and may have to do it again this year.
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