TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on Saturday will make what his campaign described as a "major" announcement, with a South Florida television station reporting he will name the leader of the Miami-Dade County teachers union as his running mate.
CBS Miami reporter Jim DeFede, citing unnamed sources, reported that Crist will announce Karla Hernandez-Mats as his pick for lieutenant governor. She has served as president of the United Teachers of Dade since 2016 and is a former classroom teacher. Crist won Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary and will face Gov. Ron DeSantis in November.