SASKATOON — A candidate for mayor in Saskatoon's municipal election on Wednesday got a last-minute endorsement with a comedic twist.
Charlie Clark tweeted a decidedly amateur video of Zach Galifianakis urging voters to mark their ballots for the 10-year city councillor.
Some polls suggested Clark was in a tight three-way race with incumbent mayor Don Atchison and businesswoman Kelley Moore.
Charlie Clark is running for mayor in Saskatoon. (Photo: Facebook)
Galifianakis starred in "The Hangover'' movie trilogy and appears in the popular Internet series "Between Two Ferns.''
Speaking from the side of a road in California, he called Clark a "splendid man'' who would make a "great leader and a fabulous mayor for Saskatoon.''
Clark's Facebook page said Galifianakis is married to one of his cousins.
Galifianakis admitted in what appeared to be a self-shot video that it was strange for him to get involved in the municipal vote.
"Why should you trust me?'' he asked. "That's a good question. I don't know.''
He ended the video by joking another reason to vote for Clark was "because he's gonna give me a lot of money if you do.''
Polls were to close at 8 p.m.
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