Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will address an annual Faith & Freedom Conference via video conference instead of in person Saturday, the group confirmed to CNN.
Romney was originally scheduled to attend the Faith & Freedom Conference & Strategy Briefing in Washington, DC, but the event conflicts with his multi-state bus tour slated to begin on Friday in New Hampshire.
"We're very pleased that Governor Romney will still be able to address the attendees. It shows that the campaign is making a serious effort to reach out to grassroots activists who will be responsible for turning out the largest conservative vote in a presidential election in the modern era," said Faith and Freedom Coalition Communications Director Orit Sklar.
Despite the governor’s absence, there will be a Romney in attendance: Josh Romney will be at the conference to introduce his father, Sklar said.