Tea Party Candidate Thinks He's the Messiah
Tim D'Annunzio believes god will drop a pyramid on Greenland
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 25, 2010 7:34 AM CDT
Tim D'Annunzio, republican congressional candidate for North Carolina's 8th district, answers a question during a press conference in Concord, N.C. on Monday, May 24, 2010.   (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

(Newser) – Republican leaders have declared open war on Tim D'Annunzio, a Tea Party-backed North Carolina congressional candidate who they fear may be insane. They're publicizing documents from D'Annunzio's divorce, in which his wife testifies that he called himself the messiah, predicted God would drop a 1,000-mile high pyramid on Greenland, and claimed to have found the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona. A doctor also revealed that he smokes pot almost every day, reports the AP

Years later, a judge ruled that he had willfully skipped child support payments, adding that he'd described himself as a “religious zealot” who considered the government the “Antichrist.” The chairman of the North Carolina GOP says D'Annunzio “has disqualified himself by his background, his record and his behavior.” But he might actually win; he got more votes in initial primary voting than anyone else, and has plenty of cash for his runoff with local sportscaster Harold Johnson.

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May 27, 2010 2:45 AM CDT
It's quite obvious that this guy is really crazy for two reasons: 1. It was The Mothership, not the Ark, found in Arizona, 2. Everybody knows I'm The Messiah,
May 27, 2010 2:41 AM CDT
It should be obvious that this guy is crazy for two reasons: 1. It was remants of the Mothership in Az. Not the ark. 2. I'm The Messiah.
May 27, 2010 1:42 AM CDT
I give you the typical Right-winger ...and the typical Religiot.