The role of ‘faith’ in citywide campaigns
BY ADAM LOMBARDI
Will God’s endorsement help or hurt?
New Yorkers have a highly selective pallet for citywide candidates espousing “faith” in politics, sometimes it’s a positive and other times it’s the equivalent of developing political leprosy.
While the race for Mayor heats up, the contrasts between each candidate becomes clearer. Often times the starkest differences come to light in campaign rhetoric – when opponents vet one another, whether in debate or in the press. Republicans do it, Democrats do it, but how will professing faith affect their chances at election? The answer depends on whom you ask.