Source: Yahoo News
Sun Nov 2, 11:21 am ET
Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) © greets supporters after his visit … Ohio’s progressive religious leaders, who largely sat out the 2004 presidential election, have mobilized now to counter the political clout of their conservative and evangelical brethren.
“We had been silent too long,” said the Rev. Tim Ahrens, senior pastor at First Church in Columbus, who helped found We Believe Ohio, a multidenominational organization that promotes social justice and other progressive causes.
“We are currently averaging 550,000 targeted voter contacts each day,” John McCain’s political director, Mike DuHaime, said last week. And McCain’s regional communications director in Ohio, Paul Lindsay, said that faith voters still form “a strong coalition for us.”