Catherine Pugh was angry about the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance blindly endorsing the mayor so she made an uncomfortable appearance at their endorsement announcement meeting. Tactically this was a good move by Pugh because she successfully garnered a lot of media attention for her campaign. She wants to be seen as the mayor's main competitor and aggressively challenging the mayor this way goes a long way toward attaining that status.
Why give the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance any legitimacy? Who do these guys think they are? Do you know anyone who bases their decisions on what these guys say? A bolder and better move that Rolley and Landers should consider is a press release that says the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance is part of old school Baltimore politics and they want nothing to do with such a group. A bold candidate would say that they would be ashamed to receive an endorsement from such an outdated pseudo-political group.
On a somewhat related note, I noticed a lot of Pugh lawn signs in the 40th District (the district Pugh currently represents) during my run up Liberty Heights this afternoon. It looks like her campaign went door to door around there recently. There were also door hangers on the ground.
You can watch parts of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance's endorsement announcement here.
Now is the perfect time to review my 2008 "Separation of Church and State does not exist In Baltimore" article.