Charlie Crist, most recently and currently of the Democratic Party, has chosen a running mate in his likely race against incumbent Republican Florida governor Rick Scott. She is Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, chairwomanperson of the Miami-Dade County Democratic Party.
Taddeo-Goldstein operates her own translation business. Her place on the ticket, assuming, as is likely, Crist defeats life-time Democrat Nan Rich in the August primary, ticks several political boxes. She is a popular Hispanic woman in a Democrat-rich county that Crist must win big in order to have a chance against Scott.
Because Scott is not against ticking a few boxes himself, Florida will almost certainly still have a Hispanic lieutenant governor next year as Scott recently appointed former Miami-Dade property appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera to this essentially superfluous post. The job became available when Scott’s previous identity appointment, black woman Jennifer Carroll, did not work out and she resigned.