There are currently 16 Mormons serving in Congress. Four are Democrats: Sen. Harry Reid from Nevada, Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah, Rep. Tom Udall of New Mexico, and Eni Faleomavaega, a nonvoting delegate from American Samoa. The remaining dozen are Republicans: Sens. Hatch, Bennett, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Gordon Smith of Oregon; Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Chris Cannon and Jim Hansen of Utah, John Doolittle, Wally Herger and Buck McKeon of California, Ernest Istook of Oklahoma and Mike Simpson of Idaho.
This being the case one has to wonder why they weren't mentioned when Mitt Romney was being questioned about his faith or more importantly why the subject came up at all. Is this a sub rosa McCain strategy? Another of his dirty tricks?