Crist Picks Teachers Union Boss, Hispanic Female In Bid To Unseat DeSantis

Florida Democrat's governor nominee, Charlie Crist, on Saturday night picked as running mate Karla Hernandez, president of the teachers union in Miami.

  • Hernandez worked for over 10 years teaching children with special needs.
  • She was the school district’s Teacher of the Year in 2010.
  • Selection of Hernandez suggests Crist leaning into fight with GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis over education.
  • DeSantis has opposed school curriculum he and parents have considered un-American or un-patriotic.
  • Governor also differed with teachers union on COVID-19 masks in classrooms,. shutterings schools amid pandemic.


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