Anna Paulina Luna wins Florida GOP primary in bid to unseat Charlie Crist

Anna Paulina Luna wins Florida GOP primary in bid to unseat Charlie Crist
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Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna has won the Republican primary in Florida’s 13th District and will go on to face two-term Rep. Charlie CristCharles (Charlie) Joseph CristDeSantis officially files paperwork for reelection bid Democrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout Trump-endorsed candidate leading GOP field to replace Crist in Florida: poll MORE (D) in November.

Luna prevailed in the crowded primary with 36 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

The political newcomer defeated four other Republicans to win the nomination, including Amanda Makki, a lobbyist and former aide to Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiCongress should reject H.R. 1619's dangerous anywhere, any place casino precedent Democratic frustration growing over stagnating voting rights bills Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks MORE (R-Ala.).

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"This November I will defeat @CharlieCrist & then I’ll help @realDonaldTrump DRAIN THE SWAMP," Luna tweeted after her win Tuesday.

Trump later Tuesday night tweeted his congratulations to Luna. 

Nonpartisan political handicapper The Cook Political Report rates the race as “Solid Democratic."