Elaine Marshall, current North Carolina secretary of state, is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from North Carolina. She is running against Republican incumbent Richard M. Burr. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Marshall's life.
What is Elaine Marshall's religion?
Marshall is a Methodist.
Where does Elaine Marshall worship?
Marshall is a member of the Divine Street United Methodist Church in Dunn, according to her campaign bio
Was Elaine Marshall born a Methodist, or did she convert?
Marshall has attended Methodist churches during her adult life, including singing in the choir at Queen Street United Methodist Church in Kinston from 1968 to 1974.
What has Elaine Marshall said about being a Methodist?
Marshall's church membership is prominently noted in her campaign bio (and frequently on various websites), but she doesn't discuss her faith often in interviews or at press events.
What is Elaine Marshall's position on the Islamic community center planned near the former World Trade Center site in Manhattan?
Marshall has declined to take a position
on the Islamic community center, stating that "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died in 9/11. The current dispute, regardless of which side you're on, does nothing to honor the victims and their families and everything to further divide our country. Ultimately, the decision should be made by the people of New York, not Senate candidates in North Carolina."
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Read Elaine Marshall's full bio on her website.