Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who is running on the Republican ticket to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in Florida’s 27th Congressional District, has just earned the endorsement of the Miami Herald. The candidate also maintains she was abducted by aliens at the age of 7.
While the paper acknowledges that Rodriguez Aguilera is an “unusual candidate”, the newspaper’s editorial board justifies its endorsement thus:
“Her bona fides as a former elected official, and now a businesswoman who spends time in other countries training women to run for office are solid.”
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Rodriguez Aguilera said in a 2009 television interview that she boarded a spaceship occupied by aliens when she was 7.
“I went in. There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes,” Rodriguez said in the interview. She said she was visited by three large, blonde beings.
In a separate interview with the Herald last year, she said she joins “the majority of Americans who believe that there must be intelligent life in the billions of planets and galaxies in the universe.”