After chasing stories all over the United States, I found Faith — a town in South Dakota with a population of 421.
It turns out I'm not the only newspaper reporter drawn to Faith.
Funk's Faith story tackles questions perplexing many this election season: Who are the people supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? And why? (In all fairness, the exact same questions could be — and should be — raised concerning those on Democrat Hillary Clinton's bandwagon.)
Here's what I like about the Charlotte Observer's story (and regular GetReligion readers will note that I'm praising a newspaper I've criticized in the past): The reporter goes to a Republican-leaning town, paints a vivid portrait of it and actually listens to the people he meets.
But back to the Charlotte Observer piece: Funk's lede nicely sets the scene: