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THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Foley furor is sapping the enthusiasm of a group essential to Republican victories in 2002 and 2004: religious conservatives

From The New York Times:

At least five more Republican Congressional seats are now in serious contention, analysts said Friday, an unwelcome development for Republicans as they begin to confront a political environment further darkened for them by the Congressional page scandal.

The fury over sexually charged messages sent to male teenage pages by Representative Mark Foley of Florida is undercutting Republican support among elderly voters, suburbanites and women, analysts from both parties said.

More immediately — and more alarmingly for Republican strategists who have looked to the party’s powerful voter turnout operation to save the party this year — there are signs that the furor is sapping the enthusiasm of a group essential to Republican victories in 2002 and 2004: religious conservatives.

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