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.