Charlie Crist is as soon as once more working for governor of the state of Florida as a Democrat and he hopes, laughably, to offer DeSantis a run for his cash:
FOX NEWS – Rep. Charlie Crist, the previous Republican governor of Florida turned Home Democrat, on Tuesday introduced his candidacy for governor, as he seeks for a second time to attempt to regain his outdated job steering the Sunshine State.
“Florida ought to be a spot the place arduous work is rewarded, justice is equal, and alternative is true in entrance of you. That’s a Florida for all — and that’s why I’m working for Governor,” Crist wrote on Twitter as he launched his marketing campaign.
“Immediately Florida has a governor that’s solely targeted on his future, not yours,” Crist claimed.
And he charged that “whereas COVID took the lives of 35,000 Floridians, DeSantis attacked medical doctors and scientists. He blocked medical health insurance for 800,000 Floridians, refusing to increase Medicaid. Denied unemployment advantages to ladies who had been pregnant and handed out vaccines to his rich contributors whereas seniors had been left ready.”
Crist additionally attacked DeSantis for “stripping away your voting rights. He’s towards a $15 minimal wage. He doesn’t consider in background checks for weapons, doesn’t consider in a lady’s proper to decide on, doesn’t hear, doesn’t care and until you may write him a marketing campaign test, you don’t exist.”
The Republican Governors Affiliation instantly took goal at Crist as a politician who needs to “abolish the electoral faculty, thanks God for Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer, and spent his time as a Democratic fundraiser attempting to offer socialists like AOC extra energy.”
Crist was at all times a RINO politician as a Republican and the Obama years actually uncovered him, which is why he’s suffered many defeats since then, whilst a Democrat:
Crist, a Republican state senator from 1993-1999, later served as Florida Schooling Commissioner after which Lawyer Normal earlier than being elected governor in 2006.
As a substitute of working for re-election in 2010, Crist ran for the open Senate seat in Florida. He was initially the front-runner within the GOP major towards then-former state Home speaker Marco Rubio. However politically wounded by his help of then-President Obama’s stimulus bundle and his hugging of the president throughout a visit to Florida, Crist quickly trailed Rubio within the polls.
Crist later dropped out of the Republican major and ran for the Senate as an unaffiliated candidate. He got here in a distant second to Rubio within the common election, with the Democratic candidate ending third.
After changing into a Democrat, Crist unsuccessfully ran for his outdated job as governor in 2014, narrowly dropping to GOP incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. Crist was elected to the Home in 2016, profitable re-election in 2018 and final November. He represents Florida’s thirteenth Congressional District, which incorporates St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
Crist is only a energy hungry, washed up politician who’s tried to play either side of the aisle. If that is the very best that Democrats can muster towards Ron DeSantis, then DeSantis may have a cake stroll to victory in 2022.