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Charlie Crist wants tax incentives to get shows, movies made in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist unveiled a plan last week to use tax incentives to lure the entertainment industry to Florida to film movies and television shows, saying it will boost the economy, create jobs and promote the state.  “We’re going to bring the film industry and entertainment industry back to the state […]

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Crist picks Miami teachers union leader as running mate as he challenges DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Democrat Charlie Crist on Saturday tapped Miami-Dade County teachers union president Karla Hernandez-Mats as his running mate as he challenges Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida. Crist, a congressman who served as the state’s Republican governor a decade ago, announced United Teachers of Dade President Hernandez-Mats as his lieutenant governor pick at […]

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Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried travel Florida to rally support ahead of governor’s race primary

   Screenshot via Facebook/Charlie Crist” class=”uk-display-block uk-position-relative uk-visible-toggle”> click to enlarge Screenshot via Facebook/Charlie Crist Democratic gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried are starting statewide tours to try to rally support before the Aug. 23 primary election. Crist will start Saturday in South Florida on what his campaign has dubbed the “Hope For Florida” […]

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Science

Crist, Fried talk environmental policies

ORLANDO, Fla. — When it comes to the environment, Florida’s leading democratic candidates for governor have similar plans. What You Need To Know Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried’s environmental plans intersect in certain areas Crist was endorsed by Florida Conservation Voters on Thursday Nikki says that if she’s elected, she would declare a climate state […]

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Fried, Crist debate as Democrats uncertain about beating DeSantis

As two Democratic gubernatorial candidates sparred on TV Thursday evening, a different debate played out at a watch party in West Palm Beach. Hosted by the Palm Beach County Democratic Hispanic Caucus, some 15 attendees watched the one-hour encounter between rivals Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried. They attentively followed the debate, played on a projector at the Box Gallery, […]

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To defeat Ron DeSantis, Florida Democrats are coalescing around Charlie Crist and the Joe Biden playbook

“Is that Charlie Crist?” Virginia McNair, a local retiree, whispered from a few rows back at this predominantly Black church. “My favorite.” A year ago, Crist’s entrance into the race was met with a sigh from many state Democrats ready for younger blood and fresh faces. But as mail ballots for the August 23 primary […]

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Demings, Crist Vote To Pass House Measures To Protect Abortion Rights

FLORIDA — While a large pro-choice demonstration took place in front of the J.W. Marriott Water Street in Tampa, inside one auditorium of the hotel, their cries fell on the deaf ears as the conservative Moms For Liberty hosted its first national summit. The summit featured speeches and panels featuring Republican leaders, including Gov. Ron […]

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Charlie Crist to visit Puerto Rico in campaign for Florida governor

In the decade since U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist served as Florida’s governor, the state has become one of the most popular destinations for Puerto Ricans moving to the U.S. mainland, approaching and at points surpassing New York. After Hurricane Maria battered the island in 2017, Florida saw a surge in new residents. That population growth […]

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Charlie Crist Challenges DeSantis in Florida Governor's Race

MIAMI — Representative Charlie Crist, Democrat of Florida, entered the race for governor on Tuesday, becoming the first challenger to Ron DeSantis, a Republican who raised his profile during the pandemic and is now one of the best-known governors in the country and a leading contender for his party’s presidential nomination in 2024. “Today, Florida […]