The Fix: Values Voters

Robert Jeffress endorses Rick Perry, says Mormonism is a ‘cult’

Robert Jeffress endorses Rick Perry, says Mormonism is a ‘cult’

We’re live-blogging this year’s Values Voter summit, a three-day conference organized by the social conservative Family Research Council where most presidential contenders are speaking.

5:28 p.m.: Gingrich actually said something pretty bold in his speech — that he would ignore the Supreme Court if he didn’t agree with its decisions. But his focus on judicial overreach did not have the popular appeal of the broader-based speeches other contenders gave. Audience members seemed to agree with him, but the applause was polite more than enthusiastic.

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Values Voters summit kicks off in values-light season

Values Voters summit kicks off in values-light season

We’ll be liveblogging speeches from Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum from the Values Voters summit today — beginning with Santorum at 11:40 —, so stay tuned.

This weeked, social conservatives are gathering in Washington, D.C. for the Values Voters summit, a big three-day confab organized by the Family Research Council. But the high-profile event comes during a campaign in which social issues have been all but ignored.

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