Crist introduced Tuesday that he can be coming into the Florida 2022 race for governor, becoming a member of a doubtlessly robust and crowded Democratic main in a pivotal swing state.
Republican incumbent Ron DeSantis has not but formally introduced whether or not he’ll be operating for a second time period as governor.
Crist’s gubernatorial marketing campaign leaves his seat in Florida’s thirteenth Congressional District open and weak to another Republican pickup at a time when Democrats have a slim majority within the House of Representatives.
In a video saying his run, Crist attacked DeSantis for his dealing with of the Covid-19 pandemic in Florida, seizing on the governor’s transfer to arrange Covid-19 vaccination clinics in upscale communities. He additionally accused DeSantis of “stripping away your voting rights” and never believing in gun background checks.
Crist plans to ship a speech later Tuesday in his hometown of St. Petersburg.
Other Democratic candidates eying coming into the gubernatorial race are state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Democratic Rep. Val Demings.
Demings on Tuesday teased a possible announcement of a 2022 bid for governor, sharing a video on Twitter highlighting her report with the caption “ready for the moment.”