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Charlie Crist’s Florida Running Mate Tweeted ‘Mourn #FidelCastro’

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  • The union leader that Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tapped as his running mate previously said many in Cuba would mourn the death of late dictator Fidel Castro.
  • Karla Hernández-Mats, the head of the Miami-Dade teachers union that is running for lieutenant governor alongside Crist, said in 2016 that unlike the celebrating exiles in Miami, those on the island “mourn” the authoritarian leader.
  • “A political figure dies at 90. Most in Miami rejoice, many in Cuba mourn #FidelCastro,” she wrote in a tweet on Nov. 26 of that year.

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