Source: Charlotte Observer
NOVEMBER 27, 2017 04:01 PM
UPDATED NOVEMBER 27, 2017 07:44 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, who faces a Baptist minister in next year’s primary, is airing a new TV ad urging people to put “Christ back in Christmas.”
“I’ve dedicated my life to sharing God’s love through Jesus Christ,” Pittenger says, standing in front of a Christmas tree and fireplace. “Let’s end political correctness and put the true meaning of Christ back in Christmas.”
Pittenger faces a primary rematch with Rev. Mark Harris, former pastor of Charlotte’s First Baptist Church. He beat Harris by 134 votes in last year’s 9th District GOP primary.
While Pittenger has invoked religion in campaigns before, it’s unusual for any candidate to make such a direct religious appeal.