Perry makes play for Christian voters in South Carolina
January 8th, 2012
08:24 PM ET

Perry makes play for Christian voters in South Carolina

By Peter Hamby, CNN

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) - As he launched a last-ditch effort to rescue his flagging candidacy in South Carolina, Rick Perry made clear Sunday that he will make an aggressive play for Christian voters in a state where nearly six out of 10 Republican voters call themselves "born again" or evangelical.

Almost 100 people turned out to see Perry at the Beacon Drive-In, a greasy spoon in Spartanburg famous for its sweet tea and burgers.

It was Perry's first appearance in the southern primary state since his underwhelming fifth-place finish in Iowa last week.

Perry, in his shirtsleeves and joined by his wife, Anita, walked into the restaurant and promptly ordered the house specialty – a chili cheeseburger buried underneath a pile of onion rings and french fries.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Christianity • Politics • Rick Perry • South Carolina

soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Iqbal Khan

    Voters Choice: Ron Paul or Bibi Netanyahu

    By William A. Cook

    Why invade Iran ? Ask first, why did we invade Iraq ? Why did we not object to Israel 's bombing in Syria ? Why didn't we object to Israel 's invasion of Lebanon or Gaza ?


    January 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  2. God

    Thou shalt not kill.

    January 11, 2012 at 1:14 am |
  3. fred

    Seldom is the new Republican.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  4. wayne

    Perry's agenda for a Christian ShARIA IN THE us IS EVEN SCARIER!!!!

    January 10, 2012 at 11:29 am |
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