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Doubts linger on Romney in South

Romney fails to quiet doubts over evangelical vote in South

Mitt Romney’s disappointing second-place finish in Tennessee last night deprived him of a victory that his campaign had hoped would dispel lingering doubts about the ability of a Mormon from Massachusetts to appeal to evangelical Christians in the Bible Belt.

Other than Virginia, which did not have Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich on the ballot, and Florida, Romney has not won a Southern state in either of his runs for the Republican presidential nomination.

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