Meet Anna Paulina Luna, The Firebrand Conservative Who Wasn’t ‘Supposed To Win’  

Anna Paulina Luna, Republican candidate for Florida Congressional District 13, speaks during a Get Out To Vote rally Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

At a glance

  • “I am only doing this because we’re in deep trouble right now,” Luna told us about her congressional run.
  • Anna Paulina Luna was a standout in the red wave that swept over Florida on Tuesday night, flipping a blue seat in the 13th district by a healthy eight-point margin.
  • “Initially, I realized that the media was a huge problem, that they weren’t being forthcoming with the American people about really what was happening at the border with immigration,” she said.

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