# Charlie crist
Republicans are Elated as Crist Resigns from House to Challenge DeSantis
Charlie Crist has resigned from his position in the House of Reps to run for Governor of Florida and the news is sweet music to the GOP. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) resigned from Congress recently, as the three-term congressman heads into the final laps of his race against Florida’s Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis.
“Fed Up Every Time You Fill Up? You Need a Governor Focused on You” Charlie Crist Tells Florida Voters in New TV Advert
On September 13, the campaign team behind Democrat Charlie Crist's challenge of Ron DeSantis for Florida governor, released a new advert. In keeping with his previous adverts and much of his publicity campaign on Twitter, the advert calls out many of what Crist sees as failures and poor decisions made by the Republican DeSantis during his first term.
Democrat Charlie Crist Takes a Swipe at Ron DeSantis for Refusing To Debate – Is the Republican Governor Scared?
Or is he playing it smart and refusing to be drawn?. Governor Ron DeSantisGage Skidmore, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. On September 12, Democratic challenger for the position of Florida's Governor - Charlie Crist - took to Twitter once again to vent his annoyance at the incumbent Republican Governor Ron DeSantis. Crist has taken issue with DeSantis refusing to take part in the only gubernatorial debate that was due to be broadcast statewide.
Another Poll Projects That a Ron DeSantis Victory May Not Be Assured in Florida’s Gubernatorial Election in November
Governor Ron DeSantisGage Skidmore, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. It's just one month since a poll of progressive voters carried out by Florida Watch and Progress Florida suggested that a second term for Republican Governor Ron DeSantis was far from assured. That poll positioned that the incumbent governor wasn't guaranteed 50% of votes.
Opinion: Republican hypocrisy is strong in Florida.
Hypocrisy(grammartop.com) When the Democrat’s choice for the Florida 2022 Governor’s race Charlie Crist announced he chose Karla Hernández-Mats as his lieutenant governor, Republicans jumped on the chance to point out that the South Florida resident, Hispanic woman and president of the United Teachers of Dade worked in the union with a P.E. teacher at Brownsville Middle School in Miami who had been accused of sexual misconduct. They even had a photo taken together. Between 2004 and 2016, the teacher faced five sexual misconduct complaints from students and one from a teacher, all of which were deemed unfounded by the district. Wendell Nibbs is now a convicted sexual predator serving an eight-year prison sentence for three counts of sexual battery against minors.
Democrat Charlie Crist Raises $3 Million in a Week for Campaign Fund – Will It Be Enough To Defeat DeSantis?
Charlie Crist PosterScreenshot from Crist fundraising website. In the week since triumphing over fellow-Democrat Nikki Fried to win the nomination for November's gubernatorial election, Charlie Crist has raised over $3 million in donations to his campaign fund, it was reported on September 3. It follows news that in his first day as the official Democratic nominee he received $1 million in donations alone.
Democrat Charlie Crist Announces His Running Mate for Governor: DeSantis’ War Room Describes Her As Castro “Sympathizer”
On August 27 it emerged that Democratic candidate in Florida's gubernatorial election - Charlie Crist had chosen his running mate. If Crist were to do what polls suggest is unlikely - unseating Governor Ron DeSantis - then his Lieutenant Governor will be Karla Hernandez-Mats, the president of Miami-Dade teachers' union.
Fried Takes the Lead Over Crist As Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, According to a New Poll of Florida Democrats
Either will face a formidable competitor in DeSantis. A poll released on August 16 suggests that Nikki Fried is now the more-likely candidate to win through in the Democratic primaries for November's gubernatorial election. It represents a significant shift in voter sentiment towards Fried - the state's current Agriculture Commissioner.
Poll of Democrat Voters in Florida Puts Charlie Crist Ahead As Gubernatorial Candidate, 21% Ahead of Nikki Fried
An internal poll carried out by Charlie Crist's campaign, released on June 29 has revealed that the Republican-turned-Democrat is enjoying a significant lead over Nikki Fried in the run up to Florida's gubernatorial election later this year.
Charlie Crist’s Campaign Raises $1 Million in a Month, but He’s Lagging Far Behind Gov. DeSantis: “The $100 Million Man”
Has the Republican-turned-Democrat raised enough to mount a challenge?. It was reported on May 9 that Charlie Crist - one of the Democratic-hopefuls for this November's gubernatorial election - raised over $1 million in April via his political fundraising efforts. It was the second consecutive month that such a sum had been raised via his official campaign fund and his independent political action committee known as 'Friends of Charlie Crist'.