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Topic - G. Michael Purdy
Mitt Romney's run for president in 2012 has blazed a new path for Mormons, making him the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to fight his way to the top of a major-party ticket and into the hearts of millions of Americans on the biggest of political stages.
President Obama invited French president-elect Francois Hollande to the White House later this month, expressing hope the two would work "closely," a spokesman said Sunday.
Mr. Purdy said the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the site of the church's headquarters, which Mr. Romney is credited with saving, is one example of another high-profile event that shed a light on Mormonism.
"We are always happy to talk about our beliefs and how they are evidenced in the lives of more than 14 million Church members worldwide, but are very careful not to get involved in the politics," he said. "The more these conversations happen, the more opportunity there is to dispel misperceptions and that is beneficial for everyone."