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The Christian Right in Virginia Politics

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123639
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134758 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0011
The Christian Right in Virginia Politics

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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

Chapter.  6741 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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