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Bachmann delivers evangelical message at Liberty U

September 29, 2011 • National News


Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michelle Bachman, R-Minn., gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday told Christian students at Liberty University in Virginia “don’t settle” for easy personal and political choices in life.

During a half-hour address to some 10,000 students at Liberty’s weekly campus-wide convocation, she briefly tied a message mostly about personal values and responsibility to an appeal to reject President Barack Obama’s agenda, including his health care reforms.

She made no mention of her GOP primary rivals in a talk laced with Scripture that took on the tone of a sermon.

Badly trailing front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney and struggling in national polls, Bachmann sought a breakout moment with her base of support — Christian conservatives.

Liberty’s chancellor, Jerry Falwell Jr., said Bachmann won a recent student straw poll over the GOP Login to read more

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