Congratulations to Army Veteran Anna Paulina Luna on winning Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
Her next task is to dethrone Charlie Crist who is simply just a puppet of Nancy Pelosi.
She earned 22,000 of the 62,00 votes in her district after her win Trump endorsed her.
— Jorja Roman (@JorjaRoman) August 19, 2020
The Tampa Bay Times had this to say about Anna Paulina Luna’s win:
Anna Paulina Luna won the Republican primary in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, meaning she will take on U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist in November.
Luna, 31, a veteran, garnered nearly 36 percent of the vote, or more than 22,000 votes of the nearly 62,000 ballots cast in the race. Amanda Makki, 42, a lobbyist and former senate staffer, came in second with about 29 percent of the vote. George Buck, a veteran and retired firefighter, was close behind with about 26 percent of the vote. Former lawyer and Pinellas County GOP leader Sheila Griffin, 62, earned about 7 percent of the vote, while business owner Sharon Newby, who dropped out of the race and endorsed Luna, received 3 percent of the vote.
“I am honored and humbled to be nominated by the voters of Pinellas County,” Luna said in a statement. “Pinellas Republicans affirmed what they told me on the campaign trail: they are ready for patriotic public servants and are done with career politicians and insiders. I look forward to unifying the Republican Party and sharing our message of people before party, and country before politics with all voters in Pinellas.”
The fight for the Republican nomination was in some ways about who could hug President Donald Trump the tightest. Luna, Makki and Buck all regularly tweeted about their allegiance to Trump and their support from pro-Trump groups and made being an ally of his on Capitol Hill central to their campaigns.
Luna is an Air Force and Air National Guard veteran and conservative commentator, working for conservative media company PragerU. She grew up in Southern California and describes herself as a conservative Hispanic activist.
She previously characterized the race as a head-to-head fight against Makki, and saw her popularity shoot up over the last month. Luna previously polled third, behind Makki and Buck, according to a July survey by St. Pete Polls.
She has the the backing of influential names in President Donald Trump’s orbit, including U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who rallied for Luna last week outside Conservative Grounds, a Republican-themed coffee shop in Largo. Despite the pandemic and blistering heat, the event drew more than 100 people.
It gets even better, watch Luna destroy Kamala Harris:
Remember when Anna Paulina destroyed Kamala in an airport and called her out? pic.twitter.com/P2DWNpteSz
— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) August 12, 2020
WFLA reported this about the veteran’s big win:
Luna and her husband spent the day canvassing Pinellas County, visiting polling places in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Largo, Belleair, and Seminole. Hours before the votes were counted, she felt positive about the response from those passing by.
“Just being out there and seeing the support we’re getting from the community really shows me that people are really ready for a fresh voice,” said Luna. “And a new change.”
Luna ended up with 36% of the vote. Her closest rival was Amanda Makki with 28.5%.
Charlie Crist has been in office since 2016 after defeating Republican David Jolly.
The seat is one Republicans desperately want back, as it is one they held for decades until Crist took office.
Crist served as the 44th Governor of the State of Florida and was the education commissioner and State Attorney General before being elected to congress.
Crist’s extensive background as a public servant doesn’t concern Luna.
“Like I said earlier, people are ready for change, and I am not someone that is representing Washington D.C.,” said Luna. “I’m bought and controlled by the people of Pinellas County. I take grassroots donations and that’s who I am.”
It’s great to see a veteran who is pro-Trump win the primary in Florida. Let’s support her as she takes on Democrat Charlie Crist in November.