The Common Good

In face of faith-based attacks, Obama campaign hires faith outreach director

Date: May 15, 2012

“They could have gone with someone who’s been in Washington for 30 years,” said Tim King, the communications director for Sojourners, a progressive evangelical group.

“The campaign chose to go with a young Christian, and it indicates the Demographic they want to reach,” King said. “A lot of older evangelicals didn’t like candidate Obama in 2008 and don’t like him today. The campaign is making a concerted effort to go after young Christians.”