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President Trump endorses Anna Paulina Luna’s bid to unseat Charlie Crist

The president tweeted his “Complete & Total Endorsement” of Luna on Tuesday night.
 
Anna Paulina Luna, seen rallying at GOP-themed coffee shop Conservative Grounds in Largo on Friday alongside U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, won her primary on Tuesday. She was later endorsed by President Donald Trump.
Anna Paulina Luna, seen rallying at GOP-themed coffee shop Conservative Grounds in Largo on Friday alongside U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, won her primary on Tuesday. She was later endorsed by President Donald Trump. [ JOSH SOLOMON | Times ]
Published Aug. 19, 2020|Updated Aug. 19, 2020

President Donald Trump may have been in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night, but his mind was on Florida.

Specifically, his mind was on Anna Paulina Luna, who on Tuesday captured the Republican nomination in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, meaning she will challenge U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) in the November general election. The president tweeted his “Complete & Total Endorsement” of Luna within hours of the race going her way.

“Great WIN Anna,” he wrote. “Watched your race from beginning, very impressed.”

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Trump also took on Crist, whom he called a “puppet” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying he’s “bad on Crime, our Military, Vets, & 2nd Amendment.”

Luna defeated lobbyist and former senate staffer Amanda Makki, who had raised more money and led a July poll, veteran and retired firefighter George Buck and former lawyer and Pinellas County GOP leader Sheila Griffin.