Mormons Love Jews. Good Bad They Don’t Know Vice Presidential Candidate Mindy Finn is One.
A Mormon and a Jew walk into a bar. What sounds like the beginning of a joke is an important political reality in 2016 — at least in Utah.
Last month, independent candidate Evan McMullin chose Mindy Finnas his running mate.
Finn is a veteran GOP strategist who runs a feminist non-profit. The Texan has been an early and outspoken critic of Donald Trump.
McMullin, a former CIA operative from Utah, is a Mormon, Finn is a Jew. On Twitter people call them McMuffin.
Spurred by Donald Trump’s plunge in the polls, the conservative ticket backed by Mitt Romney has now a plausible chance of winning Utah, a traditionally red state with a majority Mormon population.
Yet when it comes to Finn, this political Mormon-Jewish love story doesn’t really play out in the local media. In fact, a lot of Utahns don’t even know who Mindy Finn is.
Published in: The Forward