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Buchanan Moves To Steel Position On Religious Right

Looking to solidify his support among religious conservatives, Patrick J. Buchanan has hired a former top Christian Coalition official to manage his presidential campaign.

For Guy Rodgers, the first mission is to head Monday to Iowa, where Buchanan lags in organizing. Rodgers was a senior aide to Pat Robertson’s Iowa campaign in 1988, when the religious broadcaster surprised his rivals by finishing second and garnering 25 percent of the vote.

Since leaving the Christian Coalition last year, Rodgers has been running a political consulting company in southeast Virginia.

“Few people in America understand grass roots and know the activists better than Guy,” said Angela “Bay” Buchanan, who is chairwoman of her brother’s campaign.