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PICTURES: Religion and the GOP Contenders

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Rep. Michelle Bachmann speaks to the Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing in Washington DC, on Friday, June 3, 2011. (Chet Susslin)

Politics and religion are a legendarily dangerous mix, but the two combustible elements routinely intertwine in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. This weekend, almost every major GOP presidential contender—and a few potential candidates—will troop to a downtown Washington hotel to make their case to participants in the Faith and Freedom Conference. Before the event, National Journal asked the contenders to answer a few questions about their religious backgrounds and the role that religion plays in their public lives. Where provided, we have used their statements; otherwise, we relied on information in the public record to provide the following look at the presidential candidates and their religions.

 

Lindsey Boerma and Alex Roarty contributed contributed to this article.

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