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Charlie Crist is Clear Choice for All Floridians After Gubernatorial Debate

DeSantis is Too Extreme for Florida. His Ambitions Hurt Florida Families

FLORIDA– Tonight’s sole debate between Governor Ron Desantis and Congressman Charlie Crist, confirmed what Floridians needed to hear before casting their ballots for Florida’s next choice of leadership. With early voting beginning today, still thousands of voters do not have access due to the impacts of hurricane Ian. 

The safety, freedom, and well-being of Floridians are on the line this November. Executive Director of Florida Rising, Andrea Mercado, made the following statement:

“Tonight, the contrast between a Florida for all of us or a Florida where Ron DeSantis continues to try to divide and distract while selling the state to his corporate donors was clear. We heard from a candidate that will protect Floridians’ freedoms and it’s not Ron DeSantis. We heard from a leader who recognizes that the current governor’s policies have made it harder for hardworking Floridians to get by and pledged to do something about it. 

Florida needs a leader who will respect the freedom of choice and place people over profit. The decision is clear, we need to elect a leader who believes in common sense and will work with every community to help all Florida families. Florida’s new majority chooses Charlie Crist.”

Florida Rising is a statewide nonpartisan political organization that centers Black, Indigenous, People of Color to elect community leaders and change laws at the local and state level. The organization plans to increase their GOTV efforts amid the November election with plans of reaching Black and Latino low propensity voters and encouraging a high turnout at the polls. The organization endorsed nearly 80 candidates in the August primary and won 80% of their candidate races. Charlie Crist is amongst one of the candidates the organization supports for the midterm elections.