Open-letter endorsing Ron DeSantis is signed by more than 30 of Charlie Crist's former colleagues and staff members
· Oct 26, 2022 ·

Charlie Crist has been in Florida politics for what seems like an eternity and has made plenty of connections in that time. The bad news for Crist, however, is that there's a seeming consensus around the fact that Crist is not someone who should be trusted with power.

Here's a copy of the letter:

An Open Letter to Florida:

The undersigned represent former colleagues and staff of Charlie Crist. Together, we have known Charlie in virtually all phases of his career and public life.

We are well-qualified to endorse in the Florida Governors' race because we have significant experience in public service to the state of Florida.

The choice in November could not be more clear: we unanimously endorse Governor Ron DeSantis for reelection.

Governor DeSantis has delivered for Florida. He has led our state with courage and conviction. He has demonstrated his ability to lead us through difficult times. We stand with Governor DeSantis because the stakes are too high.

We urge Florida to re-elect Ron DeSantis as our Governor.

This is followed by the signatures of more than thirty of Charlie Crist's former colleagues and staff members.

From Florida Voices:

Some of the former staff include those who served under Crist in various of his previous elected positions, including being the Governor of Florida...

George LeMieux, former U.S. Senator of Florida, was appointed to the Senate by Crist. He also served as the Chief of Staff to Crist when he was governor.

Other names include Jeff Kottkamp, the Former Lieutenant Governor, Charles Bronson, the Former Commissioner of Agriculture, and Kenn Pruitt, the Former Florida State Senate President.

These are big names in Florida and people that know Crist well. They all agree that Ron DeSantis is undoubtedly the man for the hour in Florida.

According to all recent polling, DeSantis is poised to blow Charlie Crist out of the water on November 8. The incumbent governor holds an 11 point average lead over his opponent.

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