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Politics and Religion in the White South$
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Glenn Feldman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123639

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.001.0001

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The Christian Right in Virginia Politics

The Christian Right in Virginia Politics

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(p.255) 10 The Christian Right in Virginia Politics
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Politics and Religion in the White South
Author(s):

Mark J. Rozell

Clyde Wilcox

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0011

This chapter examines the role of the Christian Right in politics in Virginia. It suggests that a Christian Right politics can be successful at the polls, but it does have its limits. This is because it tends to falter electorally if waged with utter impunity and a heavy-handed lack of finesse. Religious Right politics in Virginia has learned to flourish only by having its preferred candidates demonstrate a willingness to compromise and by shrewdly emphasizing the most popular parts of their conservative agenda.

Keywords:   Christian Right, politics, Virginia, political candidates, conservative agenda

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