Dem Rep. Charlie Crist Launches Challenge To DeSantis

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Democratic congressman and former Florida governor Charlie Crist is jumping into the race for governor in 2022. Crist announced his campaign for governor in a video posted to Twitter.

“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,” the post said.

As a Republican, Crist served as Florida’s governor from 2007 to 2011. In 2010, he announced he was leaving the party and running for senate as an independent. He joined the Democratic Party in 2012 and endorsed President Barack Obama for reelection.

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