In the 2020 Presidential election, Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) faced Anna Paulina Luna (R), and ultimately, he won reelection. Once again, Paulina Luna is engaged in a primary run to replace Crist, and she has just crossed the $1 million mark in total money raised since launching her congressional bid.
Having earned $500, 000 in the fourth quarter, she has amassed finances and endorsements that could catapult her past the primary and into the general election.
In a statement, Paulina Luna said she was “thrilled by and grateful for the overwhelming support my campaign has received.”
Moreover, she expressed that “we have worked hard to build a broad and diverse coalition of supporters that will power us to success in November, and it is exciting to see our efforts paying off so early in the race.”
She accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) of wanting “to repurchase this district with special interest dollars in 2022, but fortunately, tens of thousands of everyday Americans are willing to stand with me and fight back.”
In her race to Congress, she vowed that she would “refuse to let them down.”
President Donald Trump (R) has endorsed Paulina Luna’s Congressional candidacy, and he has also made himself readily available to campaign for her and host fundraising events. Rep. Crist, unlike in 2018, would not be facing her again in the general election because he’s setting his sights on Florida’s gubernatorial race.
As he attempts to unseat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Rep. Crist’s own campaign has raised more than $670,000, and he now has $3.8 million in cash on hand.
In a statement, the former Governor of Florida said that “folks from the Panhandle to Homestead have made clear they want a Governor that actually puts Floridians first.”
Paulina Luna faces Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R), Amanda Makki (R) and Audrey Henson (R) in the Republican primary.