Charlie Crist Brings Campaign Back to North Florida, ‘Where It All Began’
North Florida ‘where it all began’ for Democratic gubernatorial candidate charlie christ, is no longer the main Democratic territory, but Crist is making his final calls there this week before Primary. Events are the next stops of Crist’s 10 days »Hope for Floridatour, which kicked off Aug. 13 in South Florida.
He will be in Madison on Monday afternoon, “joining local supporters and community members” for early voting. Crist then heads to Tallahassee for a meeting with faith leaders from across the state at the Faith Leaders Council meeting.
The race for votes in North Florida was one of the first accents of his campaign.
“I think it’s important to realize that if you want to be the people’s governor of this state, you have to go to them,” Crist told Jacksonville TV affiliate WJXT. at the time. “You have to look them in the eye. You have to explain why you’re doing this, why in your heart you think it’s good, that I think it’s good because I know Florida deserves better.
Over the weekend, Crist appeared in Aventura with the state representative Joe Geller and mayor of Aventura Enid Weismanthen joined the North Miami City Councilwoman Kassandra Timothy in an early vote in North Miami. He ended his Saturday at Miami Gardens with state officials. Felicia Robinson and Christopher Benjamin for an early voting event with local residents, before closing it at Dr. Shirley B. Johnson Member Appreciation Picnic.
“Our campaign is building the strongest movement to defeat Ron DeSantis, and it is everyday Floridians who are at the forefront of this fight,” Crist said in a statement when the tour was announced. “Whether it’s protecting a woman’s right to choose, improving public schools, or making Florida more affordable, we know what’s at stake in November.”
He continued: “We will leave no community behind and no stone unturned. Together, we can and will defeat Governor DeSantis and create a Florida that works for all Floridians.
A recent survey by St. Pete Polls showed Crist with a significant lead over the Agriculture Commissioner Fried Nikki at primary. A poll commissioned by Fried’s campaign found that 23% of Democrats were “not sure” who they would support.
Since launch your campaign in May 2021, Crist raised over $14 million until the end of July. He also received a state’s largest union endorsement and won the support of nearly 200 elected officials and community leaders. This includes a recent snap Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cavawho called Crist “the leader this moment needs”.