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Oct 21 2022
What's the story of Charlie Crist reducing insurance rates?
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist says Florida homeowners have one person to blame for soaring insurance premiums: Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Hurricane Ian exposed the instability of the state's homeowners' insurance market; six Florida property insurers became insolvent in 2022, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
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Oct 25 2022
Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist dig barbs in lone gubernatorial debate
In a night filled with insults, a jeering crowd, and two candidates who found little common ground, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist shared the stage for the first and only time of the 2022 gubernatorial campaign Monday.
Although both candidates shook hands at the debate’s conclusion, the barbs jabbed at each other are set to linger for the next two weeks untilFlorida Politics
Oct 20 2022
Charlie Crist campaign manager abruptly departs bid for Florida governor
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s campaign manager exited the team less than three weeks out from the midterm election.
Campaign manager Austin Durrer is leaving to focus on a "family matter," and Sydney Throop, who previously worked on Crist's congressional campaigns, will take up the mantle, a spokesperson told Florida Politics.Washington Examiner
Jul 08 2022
Nikki Fried’s Republican Donations Complicate Attacks on Charlie Crist
Less than two months out from the Democratic primary for Florida governor, Nikki Fried’s attacks on Charlie Crist for his tenure as a Republican governor have become complicated due to Fried’s own campaign donations to GOP candidates.
Crist, who served as Florida’s governor from 2007 to 20011, changed parties and won the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014. Crist now serves as aThe Florida Capital Star
Sep 02 2022
Ron DeSantis holds puny lead on Charlie Crist in progressive poll
Fresh polling shows Gov. Ron DeSantis with only a 3-percentage-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.
Liberal groups Progress Florida and Florida Watch published polling modeled on a Republican-leaning Midterm electorate and found DeSantis leading with 48% to Crist’s 45%. That closely matches findings for a generic ballot test showing 48% of voters feel inclined to voteFlorida Politics
Feb 10 2022
Charlie Crist, in bid for Florida governor, homes in on policies for seniors
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist on Wednesday announced a multiprong policy plan targeting the health and wellness of seniors, becoming the first gubernatorial candidate this season to put out a campaign platform focused on the state’s aging population.
More than 20 percent of Floridians are...Tampa Bay Times
Aug 31 2022
Charlie Crist resigns from Congress as race for Florida governor ramps up
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 nowPolitico
Apr 29 2022
Charlie Crist adds 10 more endorsements for his gubernatorial campaign
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has announced endorsements from 10 more elected officials for his 2022 gubernatorial campaign.
The endorsements are from officials in Alachua, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach counties. They include Miami-Dade Democratic Rep. Nick Duran, Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe and Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson. He also received support from former state Sens. DarylFlorida Politics
Nov 03 2022
Another poll shows Ron DeSantis with a double-digit lead over Charlie Crist
Another pollster has Gov. Ron DeSantis up by double digits on Democrat Charlie Crist. But Victory Insights found Florida Republicans split on whether he or Donald Trump should be the GOP nominee for President.
The polling outfit, which has an office in Naples, found 54% of likely Florida voters plan to vote for DeSantis’ re-election. More than 41% plan to support Crist, the DemocraticFlorida Politics
Aug 24 2022
Charlie Crist defeats Nikki Fried, will face Ron DeSantis in General Election
Crist heads into the General Election at a severe cash disadvantage.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist held off a challenge from Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in Tuesday’s Primary, winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Unofficial results from the Florida Division of Elections showed Crist won 60% of the vote to Fried’s 35%. Crist will now face Gov. Ron DeSantis in the Nov. 8Florida Politics