Today, Ron DeSantis announced Jeanette Nuñez, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House, as his running mate for the Florida Governor’s race. This exciting announcement marks the first time that a female Cuban-American has been named Lieutenant Governor nominne in Florida’s history.

Ron DeSantis made the following statement:

“Jeanette Nuñez is a strong, principled leader who will be an outstanding Lieutenant Governor for the people of Florida. 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.

“Jeanette will help us build on our economic success, protect our environment and empower parents to make the best educational decisions for their children. I look forward to campaigning with her across our great state to secure Florida’s future.” 

Jeanette Nuñez released the following statement about joining the ticket:

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Florida with Congressman DeSantis,” said Nuñez. “In South Florida, we know that by empowering the free market—not big government—we succeed as a state. Together, I know we can build an economy that works for all Floridians, protect our natural resources and provide every child a great education. I’m excited about sharing our message across the Sunshine State and bringing home a big win in November.”

Since the announcement of Jeanette Nuñez, the internet has been buzzing. Here’s what they are saying:

POLITICO: DeSantis to Name Nuñez as Florida’s First Cuban-American Female Running Mate

“It would be difficult to impossible to find a former colleague or someone who knows her who has a bad word to say about her… Jeanette has repeatedly won in an area of the state that’s turning a bluer shade of purple by the hour,” [Congressman Matt] Gaetz said. “She has demonstrated an ability to appeal to a broad section of voters.”

Naples Daily News: DeSantis has Chosen First Female Cuban-American Lieutenant Governor Running Mate

“Republican Ron DeSantis has chosen Miami Rep. Jeanette Nuñez as his running mate in Florida’s governor’s race, making her the state’s first female Cuban-American lieutenant governor candidate, Senate President Bill Galvano confirmed Wednesday.”

Florida Politics: Ron DeSantis picks Jeanette Nuñez as running mate

“Nuñez has shown her conservative bona fides, earning a 96 percent rating for the Florida Chamber of Commerce and a 93 percent rating from the National Rifle Association according to Vote Smart, which tracks candidates votes and positions. But Nuñez also played a more moderate role at times, pushing for passage of a bill which would allow undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition rates at Florida public schools.”

“@RonDeSantisFL has made a wise choice in selecting @RepJNunez to be the 20th Lt. Governor of our great state of Florida,” – Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera

I’m so proud of @RepJNunez being selected as @RepDeSantis LG. Pro Tempore Nunez has been an accomplished leader in the Florida House and I look forward to working with her in her new role on behalf of our great state! – Attorney General Nominee Ashley Moody

“Kudos on a great choice for LG, @RonDeSantisFL! Having served with @RepJNunez in the Florida House, I know firsthand that she is an exemplary leader and will be an excellent Lieutenant Governor of our state.” – Chief Financial Officer of Florida Jimmy Patronis

“If Ron DeSantis just landed on @RepJNunez for his LG, it is the equivalent of him hitting a walk off grand slam in the little league World Series Championship. She is a principled, effective, brilliant, strong leader. Second to none.” – FL House Speaker Richard Corcoran

“Speaker Pro Tempore @RepJNunes will be an excellent Lt. Governor. I’ve enjoyed working with Speaker Nunez in the Legislature and look forward to working with her as LG! Great pick by @RonDeSantisFL! Exciting news for our @FloridaGOP ticket!” – FL Senator Bill Galvano

“Couldn’t be prouder of @RepJNunez! She will be an incredible partner to ensure Florida continues its growth in the right direction! – FL Sen. Anitere Flores

“So proud of @RepJNunez. She is a principled leader who is admired by everyone who knows her. @RonDeSantisFL made an incredible choice.” – FL House Education Chairman Michael Bileca

“@RepJNunez is one of the brightest, kindest and most effective members of the legislature. She is one of those people you always wish you could be more like and are better for having served with. She will continue to make Florida stronger and all of us proud.” – FL Rep. Chris Sprowls

“@RepJNunez is a fantastic choice for LG. With Speaker Nuñez and @RonDeSantisFL, Floridians have two conservative and principled leaders to help build off the successes of the last 8 years! #LowTaxes #FreeMarkets #Liberty” – FL Rep. Cary Pigman

“@RepJNunez is a great choice for LG @RonDeSantisFL, she’s a proven leader who will fight fiercely for Floridians. She has always been a thoughtful conservative voice in our community & our state #DesantisNuñez” – FL Rep Manny Diaz Jr.

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