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There were hecklers, birth control critics, and a comparison of Obamacare to slavery – and that was just day one of the annual conservative gathering known as the Values Voter Summit, a convention of like-minded conservative activists and elected officials, the GOP base.
Sure Republicans are taking a beating in the polls over the ongoing government shutdown. But these activists aren't about polls, or pleasing the media, they're about pursuing down the path of a cause they believe is just and righteous.
CNN's Erin McPike reports on some of Friday's key moments.