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Crist’s Running Mate: Union Boss Who Hates Parents, Loves Lockdowns

Karla Hernández-Mats

At a glance

  • Charlie Crist selected Karla Hernández-Mats, president of the United Teachers of Dade, as his running mate.
  • Hernández-Mats, 42, is a first-time political candidate who is expected to advance Crist’s pro-abortion, LGBTQ equity agenda.
  • The lieutenant governor candidate last year compared concerned parents at school board meetings to Halloween monsters and was a leading advocate for keeping schools closed.

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