Zina Pierre, the first African-American woman to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Annapolis, Md., now says she will remain in the race.
On Friday, Pierre, a 44-year-old political consultant, announced that she was dropping out of the race for personal reasons. Her campaign cited concerns over her personal financial problems, including a foreclosed home and state liens for unpaid income taxes.
But Pierre never officially withdrew from the race, according to her spokeswoman, Wanda Stansbury. Besides, she said, Pierre was committed to fighting for those who pushed her to run in the first place.