One of the earliest seats in the midterm elections was won by a 33-year-old Florida Air Force veteran.
Republican Anna Paulina Luna defeated Democrat Eric Lynn in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, according to Decision Desk HQ’s predictions.
Decision Desk HQ projects Anna Paulina Luna (R) wins election to the U.S. House in Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
D to R Flip.#DecisionMade: 7:56pm EST
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 9, 2022
In Florida, the polls closed at 7 p.m., and less than an hour later, Luna was declared the victor of the tight election.
In a tweet congratulating herself on her victory, Luna thanked her fans. The Republican emphasized the importance of her grassroots effort in defeating an opponent who had significantly more resources than she had in the general election.
Luna tweeted, “We made history today.”
“I look forward to serving you in DC!”
Knocked 50,000 doors
Made 89,000 phone calls
Outspent 2:1 in primary
Outspent 12:1 in general
Today we made history.
My name is Anna Paulina Luna and I am going to be the next representative for FL-13!
Thank you Pinellas! I look forward to serving you in DC!
— Anna Paulina Luna (@VoteAPL) November 9, 2022
With 95 percent of the votes in, Luna won by a margin of about 8.6 percent, a development that might indicate the Republican Party’s emerging dominance in Florida.
Formerly serving as the Democratic representative for Florida’s 13th district, Charlie Crist left his post to concentrate on his bid to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis as governor.
As soon as the Florida polls closed, Fox News predicted that DeSantis would win the state’s governorship and that Crist would lose.
🚨 Fox calls Florida for R’s instantly at 8pm. DeSantis & Rubio. Final margins are going to be breathtaking.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 9, 2022
One of the first election flips occurred when Luna won. Six seats are all that are required for Republicans to control the House.
The Pinellas County district, which includes the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, will be represented in Congress by the Hispanic veteran and military spouse.
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