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Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

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By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The South is considered the country's most religious region, and Democrats hoping to reverse Republican gains there are finding their faith to be a valuable way to connect with voters.

Religion always has been a personal matter, so candidates vary in how much they're willing to talk about their faith.

In Kentucky, Democratic U.S. Sen. candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes hasn't spoken much publicly about her Catholic upbringing.

But in Georgia, Democratic U.S. Sen. candidate Michelle Nunn used a TV ad to talk about attending church as a child with her grandmother and "learning how we live out our faith by helping others."

Nunn and Jason Carter, the president's grandson who's running for Georgia governor, say they talk about their faith because it's an important part of who they are.

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