A watchdog group, Americans United for Church and State, has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate a Nevada church whose pastor called for the election of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

Obama spoke during services at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ in Las Vegas on Jan. 13. Before the Illinois senator arrived, Pastor Leon Smith told the congregation, "The more he [Obama] speaks, the more he wins my confidence, and ... if the polls were open today, I would cast my vote for this senator."

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