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GOP candidates court Southern evangelicals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Evangelicals across the South say they are feeling alienated, even under siege, as they see the nation's politics tilting toward the left. And there were few places where those fears echoed more loudly than a conference here Tuesday that attracted more than 13,000 would-be missionaries. In speeches, forums and interviews at the convention, more than a dozen evangelical leaders and rank-and-file supporters cast the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage and failed efforts to outlaw abortion as a magnet that will draw more social conservatives to the polls. They were echoed by two leading GOP presidential candidates who emphasized their faiths and...