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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 CristLawmakers introduce bill to award Capitol Police officer Congressional Gold Medal Lawmakers share New Year's messages: 'Cheers to brighter days ahead' Florida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum 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 Murkowski'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again 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."