In a state where the GOP base is largely composed of evangelical Protestants, presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became an issue in the 2008 campaign. So far in 2012, the story is different.
Jan. 11, 2012 Mormon missionaries Jacob Martin, left, and Shea Sego, right, attach their bikes to a stop sign before proceeding on foot in Camden, S.C. As part of their mission, Sego and Martin go door to door spreading the word of the Book of Mormon. Mormons say in the South particularly, it can be difficult to highlight their "otherness." Jeff Blake/For The Washington Post Buy Photo