Even before she was sworn into Congress, U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna grabbed the nation’s attention. As the 118th Congress met for its first vote, she was among 19 Republicans who refused on the first ballot to support Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House.
The body had to vote 15 times before McCarthy secured the gavel, with the California Republican making significant concessions. Luna ultimately accepted terms and supported the sitting Speaker.
“Anna Paulina Luna is one of the most exciting candidates in America,” Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk tweeted about Luna in October. “Her victory is essential.”
– Jacob Ogles, Florida Politics