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Conservatives of all stripes coming to Richmond this weekend

Anita Kumar

The tea party convention isn't the only big event happening in Richmond this weekend.
The Family Foundation, the state's leading political organization for social conservatives, is holding its annual gala Saturday night as the state's first tea party convention wraps up.

Nearly 1,200 people are expected to attend the gala to hear U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) speak. Pence, who serves as chairman of the House Republican Conference, won the presidential straw poll at the Family Research Council's annual Values Voters Summit last month.

Both events are being held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, and it will be enlightening to see how many convention attendees (more than 2,000 people are expected) also attend the gala. The tea party primarily focuses on fiscal issues but there has been talk about whether members are concerned about social issues too.

A poll released this week shows that half of those who consider themselves part of the tea party movement also identify as part of the religious right. Read more about the poll here.

By Anita Kumar  | October 7, 2010; 1:11 PM ET
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the religious right!?? oh NOOOO!!! They kill innocent people don't they?

Oh, no... that's another religion...

The religious right doesn't like abortion, they want to save the lives of innocent people... Those FASCISTS!

Ms Kumar seems to have her religions mixed up... or maybe she's just a operative for the socialists in the democrat party who plan on labeling the tea party as the religious right who may take away a womans right to abort... anything to scare people , anything to change the subject away from the LIBERALS FAILED POLICIES.

maybe MS Kumar should quote the poll which showed that a majority of women think abortion is wrong... oh noooo, that doesn't fit into her ideology and that wouldn't help the socialists in the democrat party.

How many abortions has Ms Kumar had? I always like to ask women who are so protective of a womans right to kill their fetus because they must love getting abortions and think it's a wonderful experience since they want so many other women to have one and want the tax payers to pay for it, and never report on the psychological scaring that it causes women... or that a majority of women thinks its wrong.

Posted by: Oriana2 | October 8, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

a fiscal conservative grossroots campaign is taking over this country! and trying to get the word out about voting. its called The Kitchen Cabinet and their website is

Posted by: lrobins21 | October 8, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

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