A Republican congressman said Tuesday that “every American is reluctant to vote for somebody who’s different than they are” while discussing Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith.

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), who is Mormon and Hispanic, said Romney faces a unique challenge in his bid for the White House.

“You know, I think every American is reluctant to vote for somebody who’s different than they are, whether it’s Mormon or whether something else. And I think what you have to do as a Republican, as a politician, is to convince the people that even though you’re different than they are, that you still believe in the same things that they believe in,” Labrador told Fox News Latino.

But Labrador emphasized that every politician needed to work to “enchant” voters, and the reluctance of some to embrace Romney was not a simple matter of his faith.

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