Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist is running to take on Ron DeSantis this fall.
Crist went from a Republican to an independent to finally switching to be a Democrat.
And now Charlie Crist instantly regretted telling this lie about Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis amassed a $100 million plus war chest to run for re-election this fall.
Polls show DeSantis holding double digit leads over his prospective Democrat rivals.
Democrats are growing desperate as they see DeSantis holding a polling and fundraising advantage.
And that is leading DeSantis challengers to make reckless mistakes.
Charlie Crist – who left the Republican Party when he was on track to lose a 2010 Senate primary to Marco Rubio – tried to attack DeSantis by peddling a new falsehood that it was more expensive to live in many Florida cities than it was in pricey, deep blue New York City.
In a May 4 press conference, Crist claimed voters “are ready for a Governor that is focused on the real issues facing our state.”
“This is the real crisis: It costs more to live in many Florida cities than New York City,” Crist added.
Even the fact checkers – who are liberal ideologues who launder Democrat Party talking points into the political conversation under the guise of “helping” Americans know what is true and what is false – called out Crist for making a dishonest statement.
South Florida, with a median rent of $2,988 a month, outpaced New York City’s median rent of $2,750 in March, per the report. The tri-county region also experienced growth at a faster year-over-year pace than New York City.
Other large metro areas in Florida, however, lagged behind New York City in median rent. For example, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area had a median rent of $2,114 a month, an annual increase of around 30%.
The median rent price in Jacksonville was $1,580, and the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area was $1,886.
So, New York’s median rent is actually higher than most Florida cities. When looking at for-sale home prices, New York City’s median asking price is also more expensive.
Ron DeSantis is on track to win a landslide victory this fall because Floridians appreciate that he kept schools and businesses open during the pandemic and never resorted to mask or vaccine mandates.
Charlie Crist is down in the polls and facing a cash shortfall.
And that is leading Crist to try and claw his way back into the race any way he can.
Even if it means telling lies.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.