ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Politico reports that Congressman and Republican Florida gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis has picked State Representative Jeanette Nunez of Miami as his running mate for the November midterm election. DeSantis made the official announcement during a Republican unity rally in Orlando Thursday.
“Jeanette Nuñez is a strong, principled leader who will be an outstanding Lieutenant Governor for the people of Florida,” DeSantis said Thursday morning. “She has a proven record of leadership and legislative accomplishments, delivering for both her constituents in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida as a whole.”
According to Politico, Rep. Nunez was reluctant to accept the nomination, but she changed her mind after a last minute talk with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, whom she strongly supported during the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
Republicans have already expressed their excitement for her nomination. Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who supported Adam Putnam during the primary, supports her as Lieutenant Governor. State Rep. Matt Gaetz is also excited for the Nunez pick. “I served with Jeanette Nuñez for 6 years in the State House. I have long extolled her her virtues, and I think she would make a great pick for lieutenant governor,” Gaetz said.
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