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Evangelicals to begin organizing in state

Former state Rep. Robert Brawley of Mooresville has been named chairman of the newly formed North Carolina Chapter of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which is designed to help organize evangelicals for the upcoming elections.

“The turnout of the evangelical vote is pivotal to victory in November,” said Brawley, who served in the legislature from 1981 through 1998. “Self-identified evangelicals comprise a total of 50.3 percent of all Republican presidential primary voters. We cannot afford to ignore these voters and their issues this election cycle.''

The Faith and Freedom Coalition is a non profit Christian conservative non-profit 501 (c) (4) organization formed in 2009 by Ralph Reed, a former leader of the Christian Coalition. Reed has described the coalition as a 21st century version of the Christian Coalition and as a link between the Tea Party and evangelical voters

The group promotes pro life causes, opposes same sex marriages, supports limited government, lower taxes, education reform, free market principles, help for the needy and a strong national defense. 

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