Michigan: The Mormon Issue

Before he announced last month that he would run as a Republican candidate in Michigan's 1962 gubernatorial race. George Romney fasted and prayed for 24 hours for divine guidance. His act of faith called attention to the fact that Romney, a remarkably successful and personable industrialist and community leader, is also a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Being a Mormon has never been a political liability in the past (in Utah, it is virtually a political requirement), and there was no reason to believe that it...

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