POL Dem Charlie Crist Calls Quits on the House to Run for FL Governor as Pelosi’s Majority Crumbles

Dennis Olson

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Charlie Crist Calls Quits on the House as Pelosi’s Majority Crumbles
Jacob Bliss3-3 minutes 5/4/2021

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced Tuesday he will run for Florida Governor, leaving behind his House seat and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to defend her shrinking majority, while giving more momentum for Republicans to regain the House.

Crist, who was previously Governor of Florida, is running to get his old job back as he leaves his vulnerable House seat behind. This will be the third time Crist runs for governor of Florida. During his tenure as governor, Crist switched from Republican to Democrat.

The Democrat will be joining a likely crowded field as more vulnerable Democrat House members in Florida look to leave their seats in hope for the governorship as well.

This will be Crist’s sixth attempt at a bid for statewide office in Florida and his second attempt as a Democrat for governor.

In his announcement, Crist said, “Florida should be a place where hard work is rewarded, justice is equal, and opportunity is right in front of you.”

“That’s a Florida for all — and that’s why I’m running for Governor,” Crist added:

Crist will be running against incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Last month, a favorability poll in the Sunshine State found the Republican governor’s approval rating was on the rise at 53 percent, which is an eight-point bump from the 45 percent approval he saw in a July 2020 poll.

With Crist leaving the House behind, Republicans are looking to pick up his seat.

The Republican campaign arm, National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), previously created an “Exit List,” which was comprised of vulnerable Democrats the Republicans are looking to pick off in the midterms.

Crist was one of the House members on the list.

“Charlie Crist can see the writing on the wall,” the NRCC Spokeswoman Camille Gallo said in a statement. “The Democrats’ socialist agenda that includes eliminating private health insurance, trillion-dollar tax hikes, defunding the police, and opening our borders will send his party back to the minority in 2022.”

The NRCC, April battleground survey shows Republicans are projected to regain the House majority in the midterm elections. The survey also found vulnerable Democrats have an uphill battle defending their seats after voting for “Pelosi’s socialist agenda.” In addition, the survey also finds Pelosi is the most unpopular politician in the country, with 56 percent unfavorable.
 

Dobbin

Faithful Steed
He says he's running for Governor - but is it known for sure he will run as a Democrat?

Sometimes "cross-over" pols attract votership from BOTH sides (i.e. Moderate Democrat, Moderate Republican) and they're able to attract enough voters to win over a more conventional party candidate.

Dobbin
 

Wildweasel

F-4 Phantoms Phorever
He says he's running for Governor - but is it known for sure he will run as a Democrat?

Sometimes "cross-over" pols attract votership from BOTH sides (i.e. Moderate Democrat, Moderate Republican) and they're able to attract enough voters to win over a more conventional party candidate.

Dobbin
Normally a truism, but times are not normal. Crist has a record of voting with Pelosi, with Obama, with Biden and against Trump. In 2022 that's gonna be an albatross hung around his neck the size of a 747.
 

AlfaMan

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Interesting he's coughing up his congressional seat for a governor spot in FL. Terry McCauliffe is running for governor here in VA this year. Both of them are worthless communists in my opinion but.........

Honestly I think both might be setting up street cred for a run at the White House in 2024.
 

Tristan

Has No Life - Lives on TB
He says he's running for Governor - but is it known for sure he will run as a Democrat?

Sometimes "cross-over" pols attract votership from BOTH sides (i.e. Moderate Democrat, Moderate Republican) and they're able to attract enough voters to win over a more conventional party candidate.

Dobbin

Kinda depends on what the machine says the votes are.
 

et2

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Maybe someone told him it would be wise to run ... just saying. The Demonrat machine is not sitting idle.
 

Bps1691

Veteran Member
... recent survey of Florida voters, conducted by the independent firm Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, found 53 percent of Florida voters approved of the job DeSantis is doing as governor.

The same poll found DeSantis leading Fried 51 percent to 42 percent, and leading Crist 52 percent to 41 percent. The poll, conducted Feb. 24-28 among 625 registered voters with a margin of error of 4 percentage points, did not test Demings against DeSantis.

 
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