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Shannon -- we were talking earlier about the question not all Mitt Romney's Mormon faith and whether it would be an election issue it was made an issue.
I recently by off to colors from the democratic governor of Montana governor Brian Schweitzer.
Who said that Mitt Romney was -- -- -- quote this is a quote born on a polygamy commune.
In Mexico Shannon -- joining us from DC now I -- Governor Schweitzer is -- Gnostic clarify a has he done so.
Will we heard from him -- via his senior counselor Eric stern who begin.
Response directly to fox these.
He said the governor said precisely what he meant in an added this clone.
It has nothing to do with Romney's faith or -- church but to reach out to Hispanic voters Romney would probably like to be able to discuss the fact that his father was born in Mexico but.
That this is awkward for Romney to discuss because it requires discussing as well the fact that his father was born into a polygamy colony.
Here's Romney's response.
My dad's dad was not the polygamous my dad grew up -- a family with a mom and a dad and a few Brothers and one sister.
They lived in Mexico and and live day.
-- very nice slice there from what I understand.
So the Romney campaign says not -- messed his father wasn't his grandfather wasn't it's just not an -- Jonathan.
But the challenge didn't isn't running -- -- no and sort of Gooding itself to have to keep.
Sort of defending his -- through this campaign do they think it is going to be a big issue.
Well because we had to mormons running the GOP primary this year there was a lot of discussion that both Romney and Jon Huntsman.
When they were running but folks think it's going to -- even more heated going into the fall.
Senator Orrin hatch Republicans fighting his own reelection battle right now who's also -- Mormon brought this up a couple of times last week he said.
It is out of bounds but they're going to played thirty basically referring to the laughter to Democrats saying they're going to try to talk about it.
-- these ideas through circuits possibly.
Well political pundits we talked to all over the -- it's really not a good idea because what you usually end up doing.
Is garnering sympathy for the person whose religion is being discussed were attacked here's what Larry Stabenow told us.
I noted that even the Obama campaign recognized immediately.
Being the dangers of what governor Schweitzer said.
And in essence reprimanded him came out very strongly suggesting that that was inappropriate.
Finally -- on Capitol Hill there are fifteen members of congress who are practicing mormons that includes senate majority leader -- -- I reached -- his office up for his take honest conversation I I wanted to know whether he gets any.
Push back -- criticism over his Mormon faith I mean there are some who suggest that.
Romney would be be -- into the Mormon Church that kind of staying you don't necessarily hear that about senator Reid.
I'm waiting to hear back from them and hopefully he'll -- away and.
Some very interesting point -- please let us know who when you do them back from him.
General Graeme thank you very much we're gonna take.
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