Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will get a shot at reclaiming his previous workplace after cruising to victory over state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in Tuesday’s Democratic main.
Crist, who opted to forgo a fourth time period in Congress to run for his previous workplace, will face off in opposition to Republican incumbent Ron DeSantis in November.
The Related Press referred to as the race for Crist at round 8 p.m. with about 1.2 million votes counted. The 66-year-old had acquired 59.8% of the vote with nearly 85% of the anticipated ballots solid, comfortably outpacking Fried’s 35.3%
Crist shall be thought-about a transparent underdog in opposition to DeSantis, who shall be looking for a second time period and is taken into account by many to be a contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Crist received the Florida governorship in 2006 as a Republican and served a single time period from 2007 to 2011.
He declined to hunt re-election and as an alternative ran for Senate, shedding to Marco Rubio within the 2010 Republican main.
Crist formally joined the Democratic Celebration in 2012 and launched one other bid for governor in 2014, shedding to Repubican Rick Scott, earlier than profitable a Home seat in 2016.
Hoping to shed her underdog standing, Fried hammered away at each DeSantis and Crist in the course of the marketing campaign and highlighted her dedication to abortion rights.