Category Charlie Crist

Express Lane: DeSantis as “god’s chosen instrument”, Antisemitism running rampant in DeSantis’ Florida, and latest on VBM/EV numbers

Note: Our writers are all active in campaigns in one form or another, so the timing of this column might be sporadic the next few days. This Ron DeSantis advertisement is about the most offensive one to secular people we have seen in recent Florida history. The irony being, the GOP as our Kartik Krishnaiyer […]

Crist hits DeSantis for refusing to condemn growing antisemitism

We ran the Express Lane column too early today it appears. Governor Crist has released this statement about Governor DeSantis: “I am disgusted and horrified at the hateful, antisemitic rhetoric that was displayed in Jacksonville this weekend. Hate should have no home in Florida, period. “But while antisemitism is spreading in our state, Governor DeSantis […]

Just how costly was Ron DeSantis “pussy cat-like” debate performance?

Governor DeSantis turned in arguably the worst debate performance by a sitting Governor in Florida’s history on Monday night. It was the worst performance by any Gubernatorial candidate since Bill McBride’s infamous mistake-filled 2002 debate vs Jeb Bush, that led directly to the biggest landslide election many of us remember in this state. The Governor […]

Express Lane: Do newspaper endorsements still matter and Whataboutism

On Friday, The Miami Herald Editorial Board penned the most articulate newspaper endorsement of a candidate we have ever seen in strongly endorsing Charlie Crist for Governor. In fact, the endorsement read like a synergy of multiple articles from this site, citing Governor DeSantis divisiveness, hypocrisy, disregard for the rule of law and destruction of […]

President Joe Biden coming to Florida to do GOTV rally with Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor of Florida will have a GOTV rally alongside President Joe Biden on November 1st in South Florida. The rally, which will feature President Biden, Charlie Crist, and other candidates and local community leaders, is scheduled to take place on the same day as the President’s fundraiser for Crist in Fort […]

President Obama endorses Charlie Crist in 30 second spot

Crist property insurance ad should put DeSantis on the defensive

Unfortunately, due to funding issues much of Florida has not seen this ad, which is well done from the Crist campaign and properly put in context the property insurance situation then (when Crist was governor) and now (when Ron DeSantis is governor). The ad has been running for almost two weeks but again, is getting […]

Express Lane Sept 26: Tampa Bay Hurricane History, Charlie Crist in PR

As the state casts its eye on Ian and the constantly shifting models, one thing remains clear. The Tampa Bay Area which has not been directly hit by a Hurricane since 1921 (1968 if you count Citrus County) is going to get a real dose of what the rest of the state has suffered through. […]

Florida Democrats score a hit with earned media in south Florida on DeSantis stunt

As someone who has often been critical of the Democratic party’s comms strategy, let me congratulate them on all of these outstanding earned media hits in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market regarding DeSantis and Martha’s Vineyard. This is good framing. Links to clips below: WPLG (ABC) WSVN (FOX) WFOR (CBS) WTVJ (NBC) WLTV (Univision) WSCV (Telemundo)

DeSantis grudge against Florida leads to fewer professional opportunities for Floridians

Florida GOPers love to talk about creating a positive business climate in the state. Perhaps this is the case for low wage, non-professional jobs, but as time goes on, it becomes clearer, Florida is NOT a destination for higher-wage, professional jobs. Governor DeSantis attacks on “woke corporations,” as well as the open hostility he’s displayed […]