Candidates Worry Social Media Break Could Hurt Campaigns

Oct 10, 2018

Some woman candidates for public office, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are worried that a recommended social media break could hurt their campaigns.

Russell M. Nelson, the president of the church, has challenged women of the faith to take a 10-day break from social media, "and from any other media that bring negative and impure thoughts to your mind."

Republican Salt Lake County Council District 4 candidate Michelle Quist says she "panicked" when she heard the news of the challenge, as the invitation to break comes less than a month before the midterm election.