Florida Dem Picks Groomer Union Chief for Running Mate

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The Grind:
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis had some harsh words for Democrat gubernatorial opponent Charlie Crist for selecting as his running mate Karla Hernández-Mats, a former teachers’ union boss with an intensely checkered history.

The Details:
“They cared more about the power of their union than they did about the best interest of these kids. That is disgraceful,” DeSantis said at a recent press conference. “You do not put union politics ahead of middle school students who are in danger of being sexually abused … that’s disqualifying to be in any political office, much less Lieutenant Governor of Florida.”

Crist announced his selection of Hernández-Mats, former president of United Teachers of Dade County (UTD), last weekend, eliciting amazement from DeSantis supporters over the electoral judgment of selecting a teachers’ union official in the current political climate, particularly one with her record. Read more…

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