8 Barack Obamas running in Brazil

September 19, 2008 7:11:34 AM PDT
Voters in Brazil will get to cast their ballots for Barack Obama -- but not THE Barack Obama.

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.