Who is Anna Paulina Luna? Trump-backed candidate says rivals trying to kill her
'This woman is off her rocker and she does not need to be representing anyone,' Luna's political rival William Braddock said after the accusation
Florida Republican Congressional candidate Anna Paulina Lina made a shocking allegation against her political opponents in the GOP primary. The US Air Force veteran and Donald Trump-endorsed candidate has claimed in court that her political rivals Matt Tito and Amanda Makki were plotting to assassinate her. She also obtained a temporary restraining order against fellow Republican politician William Braddock.
In her petition for an injunction, Luna mentioned, "I received information yesterday (at midnight) regarding a plan (with a timeline) to murder me made by William Braddock in an effort to prevent me from winning the election for FL-13. I feel and fear that this is an orchestrated attempt on my life being organized and carried out by William Braddock and he claims he is working together with Ms Makki and Mr Tito." Incidentally, Luna is also endorsed by disgraced Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, who recently got embroiled in a sex trafficking scandal.
Meanwhile, Republican candidate William Braddock strongly denied the allegations, saying, "This woman is off her rocker and she does not need to be representing anyone." Matt Tito, who had previously called on Anna Paulina Luna to drop out of the race, also denied the claims. "I’m shocked but it's kind of like... this is what she does. She can’t debate you on the policy issues. She plays the victim better than anybody I’ve ever seen," he said.
Who is Anna Paulina Luna?
Anna Paulina Luna has declared her candidacy for the Republican primary in 2022. She earned the Republican nomination in August this year and ran to represent the 13th Congressional District of Florida. However, she lost the vote to the incumbent Democrat Charlie Crist.
The 36-year-old military veteran was born in Orange, California, and completed her graduation from the University of West Florida in 2017 with a degree in Biology.
Luna has been outspoken about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and comprehensive immigration reforms. During Hispanic Heritage Month, she was even invited to The White House, according to Famous Birthdays. Her campaign is primarily centered around the phrase, "pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, and anti-socialist."
However, her present accusation that her GOP opponents wanted "to take her out" did not sit well with the Republican Party members who she has targeted. The young GOP candidate, who often brandishes guns in her social media photos, was also criticized by Amanda Makki whom she named in the injunction. "I mean I really think that she's exhibiting behavior that I would say is concerning," Makki said about her.