Is "Obama as a Muslim" the new "Birther" question for Republican candidates?
In an interview with Roll Call, GOP candidate Tom Ganley, running against vulnerable Democratic incumbent Betty Sutton in OH-13 (No. 62 in the First Read Field of 64), would not say whether he thinks the president is a Muslim.
He's not, as we keep reiterating. He's a Christian.
He told Roll Call:
“I don’t have a position on whether he’s a Muslim."
The wealthy car dealer "has already loaned his campaign $6.5 million and had $6.7 million in cash as of June 30. As of midsummer, Sutton had $930,000 in the bank," Roll Call writes.
*** UPDATE *** Ganley's campaign points First Read to a follow up posted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:
When asked whether he believes Obama is a Muslim, Ganley "said he would prefer not to answer that question, because he felt it was irrelevant to the interview at hand," said Ganley spokeswoman, Meghan Snyder. "For the record, he doesn't believe the president is Muslim."
"I do not believe President Obama's religion has any impact on the need for jobs in Ohio's 13th district," Ganley said in a press statement. "According to the White House, our president is a Christian and I have no reason to believe otherwise."