Romney, Huntsman may draw media eyes to LDS general conference

A different group may be watching LDS General Conference carefully this year: political operatives and reporters interested in how church teachings may affect Mormon presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.

“Once they become aware of that conference, I bet they will cover it, and they will be looking to see what is unique. And, of course, they will be looking to see what is either really weird or odd or different” or even mainstream, says Herb Asher, an emeritus political science professor at The Ohio State University, who has written about presidential campaigns for decades.

Agreeing is Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report , a closely watched newsletter that covers campaigns nationally.

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