Florida Democrats are hoping to put an end to the four, long, gloomy years of Ron DeSantis in the Governor’s Mansion. From his failure on COVID, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, to DeSantis’s anti-abortion laws, DeSantis has touted Florida being “the freest state in the country.” However, with his dictator-like retaliation tactics, that claim is far from truthful.
With just 58 days until primary day, the 2022 midterms are right around the corner. Polls between the two Democratic candidates — Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried — show a striking contrast as Crist maintains a double-digit lead over Fried. With lots of supporters from across the state, Charlie Crist is looking very likely to become Florida’s Democratic nominee for Governor.
If we take a closer look as to why that is, Crist seemingly does very well with older and younger Democratic voters. With that in mind, he will most likely win all — if not — most rural counties of the state while bringing major Democratic strongholds with him in order to shut Nikki Fried out from winning the primary. If the polls hold, it’s looking to be a 67 county sweep for the former governor in the primary. As for the primary for US Senate, Val Demings is the presumptive nominee to take on Marco Rubio.
On June 2nd, 2022, State House Representative Anna Eskamani endorsed Charlie Crist’s campaign for Governor. Eskamani, who is seen as one of the most influential progressive leaders in the Florida Legislature, essentially can help lock in Central Florida for the Crist campaign.
The earliest date of early voting begins on August 8th for the August 23rd primary.
The Democratic Victory
In the event Charlie Crist becomes the nominee for Florida Governor, it will be a battle between the former governor and the current governor. If Nikki Fried pulls out a win by a miracle, it will be the current Agriculture Commissioner who will face DeSantis. In order for Democrats to win, the Democratic Party must invest in areas that are deep blue…