Democrat voters recently selected Charlie Crist as the Party’s nominee for Governor to take on Ron DeSantis in November.
Political tensions are rising in the Sunshine State.
And Charlie Crist just declared war on parental rights in education with this one major announcement.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the most popular Republican elected official in the country.
Polls consistently show that if Donald Trump decides not to run for President again in 2024, Ron DeSantis will be the clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination.
Even though DeSantis is considered to be a top Republican contender in 2024, he has repeatedly said that his only focus is getting re-elected to a second term as Governor this fall.
Congressman Charlie Crist secured the opportunity to take on DeSantis in November when he defeated Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried last Tuesday in Florida’s Democrat Primary.
Parental rights in education is one of the top issues facing Florida voters in November.
And Charlie Crist just made one announcement that shows the clear difference between he and Ron DeSantis on the issue of parental rights.
During a rally on Sunday, Charlie Crist announced that Karla Hernández-Matz would be his running mate for Lieutenant Governor.
“Meet the next lieutenant governor of Florida,” Crist said at a rally Sunday, announcing the addition of Hernández-Matz to the Democrat ticket.
Hernández-Matz has served as President of the United Teachers of Dade since 2016, and also serves as Vice President for the American Federation of Teachers.
Of course, the teachers unions and the Democrat Party are one in the same.
American Federation of Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten was responsible for mask mandates and for schools closing for more than a year during the pandemic.
During one interview with CNN, Weingarten pushed vaccine mandates on children under the age of 13.
So, of course, Weingarten praised Crist for picking a fellow union boss as his running mate.
“Today, the state of Florida gains a candidate for lieutenant governor whose passion for and dedication to children, families and communities are unmatched,” Weingarten tweeted.
During the pandemic, Hernández-Matz attacked DeSantis for refusing to shut down schools and for banning mask mandates.
“The notion that reopening our schools is an option because ‘if you’re younger, it just hasn’t had an impact’ is not only completely contradictory to what we know to be the facts of this pandemic, it is dangerous for our communities at large,” Hernández-Matz said in 2020.
Parental rights in education is a top issue for voters in Florida.
And after Charlie Crist picked Hernández-Matz as his running mate, the difference couldn’t be more clear for voters this fall.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.