(THE HILL) — Mitt Romney said he was pleased with the level of support he received from evangelical voters in the New Hampshire primary, and said he also expects to do well with the group in conservative South Carolina because voters there know he’s not running to be “pastor in chief.”

“I got the largest number of supporters in evangelicals, so that’s encouraging,” Romney said Wednesday on MSNBC. “There are people who want to elect a commander in chief, they’re not worried about electing a pastor in chief, that’s not what I’m running for.”

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