U.S. Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna is claiming big victory in a conservative straw poll.
The first reported straw poll in the GOP primary for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, Conservative Grounds found 46.5% support for Luna. Challengers Amanda Makki, George Buck and Sharon Newby received 25.5%, 14% and 12%, respectively.
“Our big straw poll victory demonstrates our campaign’s strong organization and enthusiasm,” Luna said. “It is increasingly clear that we have the momentum on our side and will have what we need to win on election day.”
The Republican candidates are running for their party’s nomination to take on incumbent Democrat Charlie Crist.