Romney’s Mormon army mobilizes

Under the Mountain Bunker

FT.com reports: Mr Romney enjoys a 90 per cent approval rating in Utah and he shares a religion – Mormonism – with as many as 70 per cent of the state’s residents.

The Romney campaign is planning to harness this energy by deploying an army of Utah supporters, like Mr Harkness, to states where the presidential race is close, such as neighbouring Nevada and Colorado. Such efforts could be crucial in battleground states that will decide the election.

Next week, the state’s Republican National Committee will send its first busloads of members – as many as 180 – to the Romney campaign “victory centre” in Mesquite, Nevada, to talk about their ground-game for winning the state.

In addition to hitting the neighbouring states, the Romney campaign and the RNC are also planning to use the energised Utahns to put “boots on the ground” further afield in places such as…

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