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LDS Church says it is careful to avoid crossing lines with Romney in race

September 11, 2012
source: Salt Lake Tribune

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MR says: The LDS Church on Monday dismissed concerns that it was helping Romney, reiterating its neutral stand in the race.

The LDS Church says it is not attempting to sway members to support Mitt Romney’s presidential bid after an email surfaced suggesting to Mormon leaders in Nevada to register the faithful to vote and named a contact person who appears to support Romney.

"LDS public affairs specialist" Mark Severts last month emailed dozens of southern Nevada stake presidents, each of whom oversees several LDS congregations, encouraging a get-out-the-vote drive for members and saying that those interested should contact Ron and Judy Tobler, according to Jon Ralston, an independent Nevada journalist who formerly worked for the Las Vegas Sun.

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