She hinted at doing it, saying that she "was in no rush" to announce her gubernatorial candidacy, State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) has finally announced her bid to become the net governor of Florida.
Sen. Taddeo teased a run of the governor earlier this year and in June, told The Floridian that she was holding listening sessions around the state with key stakeholders before making any definitive announcement.
In a campaign announcement video, Taddeo spoke about the 19 surgeries she endured to fix a cleft lip just to be able to smile normally, and of other families' ordeal with a "Marxist terrorist group" that kidnapped her father and took over her family farm in her native Colombia.
"Growing up on a farm in Colombia taught me a lot of things, but it did not prepare me for the night a Marxist terrorist group kidnapped my father and took over our farm," said Taddeo. "Seeing my parents persevere through seemingly impossible moments taught me to always believe and never give up."
Breaking news: I’m running for Governor of our great state of Florida, because I believe in us! Yo confío en nosotros. Join us and let's make history. pic.twitter.com/5o9n6T4hBD
— Annette Taddeo (She/Her/Ella) (@Annette_Taddeo) October 18, 2021
Taddeo puts pits herself against Rep. Charlie Crist and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary race.