U.S. Representative Charlie Crist speaks for Florida Governor on ‘The Weekly’

ORLANDO, Florida. – We’re still several months away, but the Democratic candidates seeking to unseat Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in November are starting to pitch to Floridians.

U.S. Representative Charlie Crist, who served as Republican governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011, has emerged as the frontrunner in the Democratic primary based on recent polls and campaign funds raised.

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Crist joined News 6 anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly” to discuss his campaign and why he decided to run for governor again.

Statewide elections in Florida are often decided by wafer-thin margins, but that was not the case in 2020 when Donald Trump beat President Biden by more than three points.

The result was largely due to the number of votes Trump garnered in Miami-Dade County, which is typically a Democratic stronghold.

In “The Weekly,” Crist explained to Warmoth why despite the 2020 election results, he still considers Florida a purple state.

Other Democratic gubernatorial candidates include Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Annette Taddeo, a Miami-area state senator.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

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