Taken from Rachel Maddow's blog:
"I've reported on developments at the intersection of religion and politics for a good chunk of my career, but I don't recall ever seeing a politician claim to have been literally endorsed by Jesus Christ. That is, before Anna Pierre, a registered nurse, made the claim in advance of this week's North Miami mayoral race.
'Yes, Jesus endorsed me!' Pierre said during a stop at the Gwen Margolis Community Center Tuesday morning as the polls opened...Pierre previously claimed she was being intimidated with voodoo tactics...
...Pierre said the endorsement came to her in a revelation while on the campaign trail as she's been competing against six other candidates.
For some reason, local voters were not persuaded--Pierre came in seventh out of seven candidates, getting slightly less than one percent of the vote."
Ms. Pierre's campaign flyer:
Just when you thought Michele Bachmann was the biggest religious nutcase in politics...