The projected winner of the Democrat gubernatorial primary race in Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) will compete against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in November’s general election.
In the race, with 56.8 percent of votes to go, Crist led by 61.1 percent compared to the state's Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried's 34.3 percent. It was believed that she would be the main opponent for Crist.
Crist, who became a Democrat after serving as a Republican, was the governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011 and has been steadfast in his efforts to thwart his Democrat rival, calling the day DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill that prohibits inappropriate discussion in classrooms about gender identity and sexual orientation for children who are in kindergarten through third grade a “grim day.”
He also claimed he's willing to force masks in Florida if supposed experts from the field advised the practice, and recently said that DeSantis is the “biggest threat to democracy we've seen since Trump.”
Furthermore, Crist has made abortion the top priority of his campaign. He has promised to sign an abortion protecting Executive Order the day he takes office.
Recent polls show DeSantis is in the lead against Crist by an average of 6.2 percent.