A significant newspaper thinks Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, a Home candidate in Florida, is out of this world.
The Miami Herald has endorsed Rodriguez Aguilera, a Republican vying to interchange outgoing Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Florida’s 27th congressional district. The candidate, a former Doral councilwoman, made headlines after she claimed she was visited by extraterrestrials – which she’s described as showing like ladies with lengthy, blonde hair – when she was 7 years outdated.
She beforehand advised the Miami Herald that these aliens have communicated along with her a number of occasions all through her life.
The aliens took her into their spaceship and spoke to her about occasions that might occur, Rodriguez Aguilera has mentioned. She’s additionally spoken about these supposed occasions with a number of Spanish-language information shops.
“We notice that Rodriguez Aguilera is an uncommon candidate,” the Miami Herald mentioned in its endorsement of her, including that it agrees with Rodriguez Aguilera that her experiences are “a non-issue.”
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“Her bona fides as a former elected official, and now a businesswoman who spends time in different nations coaching ladies to run for workplace are strong,” the Miami Herald mentioned.
Born in Cuba, Rodriguez Aguilera has served as an advocate for human rights, together with earlier than the United Nations in Switzerland. Her father was a political prisoner in Cuba, and she or he was not capable of see him till she was 17, she has mentioned.
In its endorsement, the Miami Herald editorial board identified that Rodriguez Aguilera is the one candidate who has a “working class agenda.” Her platform contains: reducing pupil mortgage funds, lowering and eliminating tolls, fixing the credit score rating system, chopping taxes and implementing a hardship rental insurance coverage to assist with homelessness.
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Rodriguez Aguilera was a social employee for Miami-Dade County earlier than changing into an ombudsman within the county supervisor’s workplace.
She is an advocate for ladies in enterprise and has labored with efforts to assist political prisoners in China, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, in accordance with her marketing campaign web site. She’s additionally spent a while in Albania and has supported nongovernmental group geared toward combating home violence.
Rodriguez Aguilera isn’t the one candidate on this 12 months’s midterm elections to have an extraterrestrial connection. Joe Manchik, the Inexperienced Occasion candidate who ran within the tight Ohio particular Home election the place Republican Troy Balderson claimed victory, has mentioned his “distant family members initially got here to planet Earth from a planet orbiting a star.”