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Miami commission candidate endorsed by former rival


The Rev. Richard P. Dunn II, who slipped into an unexpected second place this week in the race for a Miami City Commission seat, welcomed the support Thursday of a key former rival.

Jacqui Colyer, the third-place finisher in Tuesday’s election, endorsed Dunn in the Nov. 19 runoff against Keon Hardemon.

“I’ve got my running sneakers out, and we are ready to move,” Colyer told a couple of reporters and about a dozen seniors gathered Thursday morning outside the Carrie P. Meek Senior and Cultural Center in Liberty City.

She said she plans to take an active role in Dunn’s campaign, where she sees “space” for her opinions to be heard.

“I will seek your advice. You’ll be close to me,” promised Dunn, who said he and Colyer saw eye to eye on most issues during the campaign. He gave her a bouquet of pale roses to show his appreciation.

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