Ron DeSantis picks Jeanette Nuñez as running mate during Orlando GOP rally
Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
September 7, 2018 at 11:29AM
State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez, a Miami Republican who publicly criticized President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, was formally announced Thursday as the running mate for gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, as the GOP’s statewide election slate held a display of unity. DeSantis, a congressman with close ties to Trump, dismissed talk of Nuñez’ initial preference in the 2016 presidential race as he described his lieutenant-governor selection as an “accomplished” mother of three who is someone his daughter could admire.