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Rev. Rob Schenck Greets Sen-Elect Scott Brown on Capitol Hill

Contact: Peggy Nienaber, Faith and Action, 202-546-8329 ext 104

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK) of Faith and Action in Washington, DC, was one of the first to greet newly elected Massachusetts senator Scott Brown when he arrived on Capitol Hill this morning. Rev. Schenck and Mr. Brown chatted briefly away from reporters about the importance of prayer and the concern of the clergy for the new senator's success on stopping healthcare legislation that would fund abortion. Their conversation took place moments before Mr. Brown sat down with Senator John McCain for a news conference and private meeting.

"Scott Brown seems like quite a normal guy," said Rev. Schenck. "He comes off as humble, genuinely interested in what he is doing and the people he will serve. My concern is for his interior moral formation. I told him he can count on our prayers and our pastoral advice. My first impression is that there's nothing guaranteed with Scott Brown, but it seems he has a conscience, and I intend to work on developing that conscience. "

Rev. Schenck also spoke briefly with Senator McCain this morning about his support of Scott Brown.

Rev. Schenck is available for further comment. Contact Peggy Nienaber of Faith and Action at 202-546-8329, ext 104.