Republican Candidates Hunting for Religious Voters

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Republican presidential candidates arrive on stage for the Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. From left are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Most of the Republican candidates are said to spend most of their days preaching to an extraordinary choir: religious voters.

Gordon Klingenschmitt now 47, a Colorado state legislator and a chaplain said that anyone who was serious about winning the nomination would seek support from the faith community. Gordon was speaking at a forum thatwas hosted by Faith and Freedom Coalition and the Concerned Women of America.

Grass root activists watched as Republican presidential hopefuls appealed for votes to the voting blocs capable of generating big numbers during the primaries and GOP caucuses. All the aspirants managed to touch on the major issues mainly opposing abortion and gay rights. However, each of them took a different approach trying to convince this critical group of voters.

Some of the Republican candidates like Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz argued that religious liberty was under assault by the liberal government. Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich and Ben Carson talked about their journey of faith. Chris Christie decided to speak about the national security and economic issues which had affected all kinds of voters religious wise. George Pataki, the New York governor, told the delegates they were the backbone of the Republican efforts in trying to maintain liberty and faith.