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Unhappy With a Moderate Jeb Bush, Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative

posted on March 26, 2015

The New York Times’ Trip Gabriel reports, “Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary votes are cast.” While leaders of the religious right claim that a conservative presidential nominee would offer the Republicans the best chance at victory, the party establishment believes that a hardline candidate would result in defeat. “No question that conservative leaders around the country would love to coalesce around a candidate,” said Bob Vander Plaats, a social conservative leader in Iowa. “But it’s easier said than done.”

Read at The New York Times