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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney put aside questions about his Mormon faith and focused instead on what he described as his shared values with Christians, according to an audio recording of an invitation-only meeting that CNN obtained.

Romney often has spoken about his efforts to allay the fears of evangelical Christians, but the recording of the event -- held Tuesday with students, faculty and alumni of the fundamentalist Bob Jones University -- provides a rare glimpse into the Republican's private efforts to court the constituency many see as crucial to his 2008 presidential bid.

"I get good support from evangelical Christian leadership around the country, you know, despite a difference in religion," Romney told the audience of evangelicals at the Greenville Hilton. Go inside the invitation-only meeting Read full article »

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