Charlie Crist resigns from Congress as race for Florida governor ramps up

Posted on AllSides August 31st, 2022
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Rep. Charlie Crist is resigning from Congress to focus on his bid for Florida governor, a move that was expected after his huge primary victory over Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.

The seat will remain vacant until the November election.

Crist (D-Fla.) was first elected to the St. Petersburg-based seat in 2016 and has since been re-elected twice. He is now running against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has more than $130 million in the bank and is seen as a heavy favorite in the race.

The Democratic lawmaker listed his achievements...

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