Candidate says she's endorsed by Jesus - FOX 35 News Orlando

Candidate says she's endorsed by Jesus

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

A Florida mayoral candidate is hoping a little divine intervention gets her ahead on Election Day.  That's because she says she has a very big endorsement, from Jesus Christ.

North Miami's race for mayor is making its way to the finish line.  Racial tension between the blossoming Haitian-American community and some white residents in Miami-Dade County's fifth largest city has long dominated headlines, but this year's contest comes with a religious dynamic for at least one candidate.

"Yes, I'm endorsed by Jesus," says Anna Pierre, "but I'm gonna be the mayor for all North Miami!"

Pierre, a nurse who says she will provide free health care and new jobs for her constituents, spells out her endorsement on campaign literature in big bold letters, complete with a picture.

"From the minute I applied, people starting giving me problems," she says, "asking me to leave the race."

The 54-year-old candidate has said a voodoo curse has plagued her run for mayor, a hex that she says came with chicken feathers and candles placed outside her office door.

Pierre isn't related to current out-going Mayor Andre Pierre.

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