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10 politicians who say God told them to run: A slideshow
Herman Cain insists he's been called by God to join the race for the White House. He's hardly the first candidate to receive inspiration from above
 
9 politicians who say God told them to run Brooks Kraft/Corbis

On Saturday, at the Young Republican National Federation, GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain announced that God had told him to get into the race. "I prayed and prayed and prayed. I'm a man of faith," Cain said. "And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses. 'You've got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?'" But the former Godfather's Pizza CEO is not the first candidate to hear the call. Here are nine others:

 

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