Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Just Across the Border: "Faith-Based" Republican Congresswoman Loses on November 7

Originally published at Free Tennessee:

report posted by Americans United for Separation of Church and State concluded that despite attempts by Religious Right organizations "to forge church-based political machines in several states," a number of candidates whom those organizations sponsored lost yesterday's elections.  The report concluded that the election losses constituted a failure on the part of the Religious Right to translate their organizing efforts to popular votes.

The list includes Kentucky's Anne Northup, "a Republican who successfully used the promise of public grants through the 'faith-based' initiative to woo religious voters in 2002 and 2004."  Northup lost to Democrat John Yarmuth, 51 percent to 48 percent.

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