Florida mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre has received the ultimate political endorsement many only dream of; the endorsement of Jesus Christ. Pierre’s campaign posters have an image of Jesus and a message that reads “Anna Pierre, RN is endorsed by Jesus Christ.”
“It’s a spiritual endorsement,” Pierre, a “90s Creole-language pop star” and registered nurse, told Miami’s Local 10 News. “Why? Because everything I do I always get God involved.” It wasn’t out of the blue, however.
Pierre told the Miami Herald Jesus came to her in a dream:
ABC News Reports:
Pierre, a registered nurse, emigrated from Haiti in the 1980s where she had a pop hit on the island called “Suk Su Bon Bon,” or “Put Some Sugar On the Candy.” The lyrics are too racy to repeat here.
Pierre has promised improved access to healthcare if she becomes mayor and claims on her Facebook page and campaign flyers that she received an endorsement from Jesus Christ.
“Yes, he did endorse me,” she told ABC News affiliate WPLG Monday.
One of Pierre’s rivals is Kevin Burns, a former North Miami mayor who since leaving office has been dogged by reports of personal financial woes.
Another candidate, Jean Marcellus, was punched in the face last week by a man he claims was an old friend who was now upset that he was running for higher office.
Also on the ballot is Gwendolyn Boyd, who was the first African American chief of the North Miami police department until she was dismissed in 2008.
They are battling to replace Mayor Andre Pierre who can no longer run due to term limits. Pierre once had to pay a fine of $8,000 to the Florida Ethics Commission for not properly reporting campaign contributions. He is also accused of having purchased police style badges for his friends.
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And here’s a video of “Suk Su Bon Bon,” Anna Pierre’s 1990s Creole-language hit
According to the Miami Herald, in this song Pierre “demands that her husband put sugar on her ‘cookie’ or else she will leave him.”