8 Barack Obamas running in Brazil

BELFORD ROXO, Brazil (AP) - September 19, 2008

There are candidates named Barack Obama in at least eight local elections in Brazil.

Due to a quirk in Brazilian law, candidates can put any name they want on the ballot -- as long as it's not offensive. The Democratic presidential candidate is hugely popular in Brazil. And some local politicians hope to ride his long-distance coattails into office.

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