An unemployed black woman in South Carolina says God led her to Mitt Romney’s campaign bus, so the Republican presidential candidate could give her $50 to pay her light bill.
According to ABC News:
The woman, 55-year-old Ruth Williams, says she has been following the Romney campaign since he arrived in the state on Jan. 11, when she said she received a message from God to track him down.
“I was on the highway praying and said, ‘God just show me how to get [my] lights on,’ and I pulled up to a stop sign and his bus was there,” said Williams, who has been unemployed since last October. “And then God said, ‘Follow the bus,’ and I followed the bus to the airport.”
According to Williams, she followed the campaign bus to the Columbia airport on Wednesday, the same day Romney was arriving from New Hampshire. When Romney wasn’t on the bus, aides told her to go to the rally scheduled in Columbia later that day. When she showed up, Romney found her to say hello and pulled over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to say “hello” too.
The report also says Romney’s South Carolina treasurer, Curtis Loftis, also chipped in, giving Williams $150 to pay her light bill.
She reportedly is now a Romney supporter, and told ABC News she is volunteering at one of his South Carolina campaign offices, “cleaning and just doing little things.”