Florida primary: Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis in general election for governor


U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, formerly a Republican governor of Florida who is now a Democrat, won the Democrat primary in Florida on Tuesday, and will face popular Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Crist beat Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, 59.2-35.4%. Democrats in Florida say the odds are not good for Crist but were even worse for Fried.

DeSantis, a conservative champion, is the favorite to win in November and is being talked about as a possible presidential candidate for 2024.

In 2014, Crist switched parties, running for governor as a Democrat against his successor, Gov. Rick Scott, who also defeated him easily, handing Crist his third statewide loss.

In the U.S. Senate race for Florida, Democrat Congresswoman Val Demings will face off against Sen. Marco Rubio. In the House, incumbent Republican Congressman Dan Webster narrowly defeated Laura Loomer, who has aligned herself with former President Donald Trump. Loomer, who has run for House before, had endorsements from former Trump adviser Roger Stone and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

Also in Florida, 25 of 30 school board candidates across the state who had been endorsed by DeSantis won their elections, in a major shift to the conservative column for school districts.


  1. There’s no fool like an old fool who thinks he can still fool the public. Crist is one sorry critter.

  2. This isn’t even going to be close. Most people who are aware of Florida politics know that Crist is a raging liberal now. Florida is a red state. Just about as red as they come nowadays. The DeSantis is true blue. He’s a war hero, chock full of integrity and every decision that he’s made has been spot on good has history has shown, that it was what was best for Floridians and for the general population. He knows what he wants and he gets after it to see it done. He’s everything that people liked in Trump and none of the bad stuff. It’s going to be a one-sided election but the dams couldn’t come up with anybody else to make it valid run so he was selected.

  3. We’ll see, we lack integrity in our voting system. However, those that manipulate the system may realize with Florida that their mischief won’t go unnoticed and could cause too large of backlash. They’ll let Florida go for now and just send more migrants.

  4. Wow! A governer who actually governs with action. Not reaction, to the benefit of the state citizens.
    I wish Dunleavy had half his brass and passion.

  5. Close or not, if I were a big DeSantis supporter and lived in FL, I’d post that pic of Cris turning his head to gawk at the backside of the very young woman in a bikini and meme it with the line: Florida Dads: Do You Want Your Governor Looking at Your Daugher like Charlie Cris Does?

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