Robert Blackmon endorses Anna Paulina Luna in CD 13 race

Blackmon is a former St. Petersburg City Councilmember.

Former St. Petersburg City Council member Robert Blackmon announced his support for Republican Anna Paulina Luna in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District.

“I know the importance of having a Congress member fighting for the people, not special interests. That is why I am proud to endorse my good friend Anna Paulina Luna for CD 13,” Blackmon said.

“Anna is a rare breed of citizen-leader, not a ‘career politician.’ Her passion for small business, collaborative spirit, and deep connections will allow her to quickly be effective in fighting for Pinellas on a national stage. And her keen knowledge of geopolitical issues is more important now than ever. I am proud to endorse Anna and urge everyone to come together to support her campaign.”

Luna hopes to fare better in the 2022 General Election than she did in 2020. Luna bested fellow Republican Amanda Makki in the 2020 Primary Election, but was defeated by U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist. Crist took 53% of the vote to Luna’s 47%.

Luna and Makki are again front-runners in a heated Republican Primary for CD 13 that started with allegations of a murder-for-hire plot.

Blackmon, a St. Pete native, left his City Council seat last year to run for Mayor, losing to Ken Welch by a 21-point margin.

After the mayoral race, Blackmon did not indicate any future political prospects.

Daniel Figueroa IV

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One comment

  • Audra Christian

    April 21, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Blackmon is a loser. Got destroyed in the mayors race losing by over 20%. His endorsement means nothing.

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