Romney is Running For Senate. Even if He Wins, the Mormon Church Has Already Lost Powerful Status in D.C.

The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey writes that Congress is seeing a wave of Mormon senators depart. Senators Orrin Hatch, Jeff Flake, and Harry Reid were all influential Mormon congressmen, which gave the LDS Church significant lobbying power. Bailey reports, “The current Congress includes the fewest Mormons in several recent sessions, with 13 Mormon members in the House and Senate, compared with 16 members last year, according to Pew. When Reid retired from the Senate, Mormonism lost its highest-ranking elected official.”

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