CNN's Tatton suggests "faithful" people means "white evangelicals"

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On the September 5 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, CNN Internet reporter Abbi Tatton reported on the launch of FaithfulDemocrats.com, noting that "[t]his site is aiming to reach out to Christian Democrats," and "aims to have an impact in the November elections." Tatton continued: "Now, polling shows that faithful and Democrat did not go hand-in-hand in recent elections. In 2004, white evangelicals made up nearly a quarter of the electorate and voted overwhelmingly for President Bush." No one bothered to note for Tatton that white evangelicals are not the only people of faith who voted in the last election.

From the September 5 edition of CNN's The Situation Room:

TATTON: Wolf, the post at this new website today, FaithfulDemocrats.com, reads, "I am tired of politicians, partisans, and preachers spelling God G-O-P."

This site is aiming to reach out to Christian Democrats. It's not affiliated with the Democratic National Committee, but it has lined up prominent Democrats to contribute posts. And it also aims to have an impact in the November elections.

Now, polling shows that faithful and Democrat did not go hand-in-hand in recent elections. In 2004, white evangelicals made up nearly a quarter of the electorate and voted overwhelmingly for President Bush. In a recent interview that DNC chair Howard Dean gave with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Dean emphasized that Democrats should be reaching out to faith-based communities.

And he -- and, also, the DNC is putting together a faith advisory team that should be ready this month. A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee's voter outreach said -- suggested that these efforts by the Democrats might be too little, too late in this area. Wolf.

BLITZER: All right, Abbi, thank you.

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