Republican state Sen. Anitere Flores hasn’t made up her mind about whether she’ll vote for Donald Trump in November. But she said she’s open to casting her ballot for the presumptive Republican nominee.
“I’m hopeful that he’ll have an inclusive message. We’ll see how he presents himself at the convention,” Flores told the Miami Herald. “There’s a lot of people who are monitoring to see where he takes his campaign from here.”
"His rhetoric in some cases has been very worrying -- toward Hispanics, toward women," Flores told Spanish-language Radio Caracol on Thursday. "We'd like to see if he moderates his manner of speaking."
Flores had been an early backer of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy. “The primary election didn’t go the way that I had expected,” she said in an understatement.
In the meantime, Flores said she’s more concerned about her own re-election, to a redrawn Miami district that now leans Democratic.
“I’ve got my own race to worry about,” she said. “We’ll see what happens.”