One of the nation's most politically influential evangelical Christians says he won't support Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson.
In a private e-mail obtained by The Associated Press, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson voiced doubts about the former Tennessee senator's position on gay marriage and his support for the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform legislation.
A spokesman for Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family says Dobson's comments were made as an individual and not as a representative of the nonprofit organization.
A spokeswoman for the Thompson campaign says the campaign believes Thompson is the one conservative in the race who can defeat the Democratic nominee.
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