Anna Paulina Luna, a conservative activist and Air Force veteran, has joined the crowded Republican field hoping for a shot at Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist in 2020.
Paulina Luna announced her campaign for Congress in a slick 2-minute video posted to her Facebook and YouTube pages. In the video, Paulina Luna is running (get it?) along the St. Petersburg boardwalk while sharing her personal biography, which includes serving in the United States Air Force and overcoming addiction problems in her family.
The Air Force is also where she met her husband, who was wounded in Afghanistan, she said. She is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump.
“I’m sure as hell not a politician,” she said, in a video that includes her firing guns. “I won’t ever stand here and lie to you.”
On her Facebook page, Paulina Luna describers herself as a veteran, political commentator and conservative Hispanic activist. She says she is running “to protect life, our borders, our families, our god given rights, our country.”
Paulina Luna is now the fifth candidate to enter the GOP primary for Florida’s 15th Congressional district. The other candidates include former D.C. lobbyist Amanda Makki, former St. Petersburg City Council candidate Sheila Griffin, political newcomer Matt Becker, and failed 2018 candidate George Buck.
Crist is seeking a third term for the St. Petersburg-based district.