Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna announced that she is running for the U.S. Congress against one of Florida’s most prolific campaigners, Democratic Congressman Charlie Crist, who holds the congressional seat in Florida’s 13th congressional district.
In her announcement video has caused a bit of a buzz in Republican circles, receiving the nod of approval from several Fox News pundits and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R).
The Mexican-American Luna, who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband Andy, who is active duty with the Air Force, and their two pooches Juda and JouJou, says that she is “extremely excited to earn the opportunity to represent Florida’s 13th District in Congress.”
“I look forward to protecting our veterans and service members, the Constitution and our natural environment,” said Luna “I can’t wait to meet every voter, share my plan and earn their support.”
“This community deserves to be served by someone who isn’t afraid to stand up and fight for its future. Throughout my life, I’ve been knocked down, underestimated and told I wasn’t enough. But every time, I picked myself up and came back fighting. I’m a warrior… and I’ll fight with the same passion for the people of Pinellas County,” said Luna. “I’m extremely excited to earn the opportunity to represent Florida’s 13th District in Congress. I look forward to protecting our veterans and service members, the Constitution and our natural environment. I can’t wait to meet every voter, share my plan and earn their support.”
“Luna brings big conservative bona fides to the table with her work at Turning Point USA and appearances of Fox News, and could be on President Donald Trump’s radar to help win back the U.S. House of Representatives.” -(Source)
Luna also tweeted that some national Hispanic folks are backing her candidacy, including the “leaders of the top conservative #Hispanic organizations and movements in the country.”
Before Luna can face Crist in the general election, Luna must first defeat Amanda Makki in the Republican primary race. Makki recently announced her campaign, raking in a quarter of a million dollars in donations.
Rep. Crist’s seat is one targeted by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
Here is Luna’s video: