The Midterms are just around the corner and many races are tightening the country.
But one race in particular appears to be bucking that trend.
And Ron DeSantis just gained dozens of endorsements from a highly unlikely place leaving his opponent humiliated.
Dozens of former staff and coworkers of Charlie Crist just dealt a devastating blow to his campaign
Ron DeSantis is a Republican favorite nationally and largely seen as America’s favorite Governor.
He has been leading Charlie Crist in the polls in Florida since the former Governor won out in the Democrat Primary.
Now Crist has something new to worry about on the campaign trail after DeSantis was given a boost that left Crist looking like he has no support whatsoever.
Dozens of former staffers and coworkers for Crist signed onto an open letter that endorsed DeSantis over Crist.
The letter reads, “Together, we have known Charlie in virtually all phases of his career and public life. We are well qualified to endorse in the Florida Governors’ race because we have significant experience in public service in the state of Florida.”
They went on to praise the incumbent saying that “Governor DeSantis has delivered for Florida. He has led our state with courage and conviction.”
The letter showed their concerns for a Crist administration and said “stakes are too high”
Florida received accolades for DeSantis’ handling of the pandemic and the state is seen as a model for their fast recovery from the devastating impacts of COVID-19.
The letter said that DeSantis has “demonstrated his ability to lead” the state of Florida “through difficult times.”
Obviously concerned with the direction that Crist would take the state, they went on to stress the importance of the Governor’s election and pleaded with all Floridians to get behind DeSantis.
They said that they “stand with Governor DeSantis” and that “the stakes are too high” and they said that they “urge Florida to re-elect Ron DeSantis as our Governor.”
According to the letter from people that have known Crist both personally and professionally, “the choice this November could not be more clear: we unanimously endorse Governor Ron DeSantis for re-election.”
Crist only has one argument – DeSantis may very well be President of the U.S. in 2024
Crist is clearly running out of steam ahead of the November contest.
At a debate between the two candidates, the only thing he could do to attack DeSantis actually may have helped more than it hurt.
Crist focused on DeSantis’ national attention and his political future.
“You’re running for Governor. Why don’t you look in the eyes of the people of the state of Florida and say to them if you’re re-elected, you will serve a full four-year term as Governor. Yes, or no?” Crist asked.
DeSantis blasted Crist with his response, “I know that Charlie’s interested in talking about 2024 and Joe Biden, but I just want to make things very, very clear. The only worn out old donkey I’m looking to put out to pasture is Charlie Crist.”
This isn’t the first time the idea was floated, and DeSantis has been polling well for the 2024 contest.
But DeSantis has responded to this question many times on the campaign trail.
Right now, he is only concerned about the Governorship and the people of Florida.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.