Charlie Crist unveils ‘Seniors for Crist’ initiative during stop at The Villages
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Crist said he's campaigning for all Floridians, even Republicans.

Democratic candidate for Gov. Charlie Crist brought his campaign to The Villages this weekend to unveil his “Seniors for Crist” policy initiative.

Crist met with more than 250 members of The Villages Democratic Club and joined them on a golf cart tour through The Villages, a well-known Republican stronghold. But Crist said his “Florida for All” campaign means just that. He promised to represent even the Floridians who might not vote for him, if elected. That’s something Crist said the current Governor is not doing. He said going to all of Florida, even where Democrats are outnumbered, is as important as visiting anywhere else. 

“Going to Republican places in our state is probably even more important,” Crist said. “Because we have to make sure that they’re heard. That we listen to them and that we want them to be part of this Florida for all too.”

Seniors for Crist” is an advocacy and organizing arm of the Crist campaign focusing on the needs of Florida’s seniors. Judie Pristaw is a member of The Villages Democratic Club. She’s all-aboard with “Seniors for Crist.”

“I like the fact that he’s for seniors,” she said. “I’ve watched the present Governor and for four years, he’s said almost nothing about seniors.”

Pristaw said the Governor has been too busy running for president (which he still denies he’s doing) and appeasing some of the country’s most right-leaning Republicans and Floridians are paying the price.

“I’m also a retired teacher,” Pristaw said. “I feel what he’s done to the schools, to the students, to the teachers, has been criminal. I’m also very saddened by what’s happening with housing. People can’t afford apartments. Everglades, rising seawalls in Miami. I haven’t heard anything. All I’ve heard is things that he’s saying to make him more votable for the presidency in the future. But not for Florida. Not for its citizens.”

Daniel Figueroa IV

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  • Sherri Southwell

    April 10, 2022 at 10:35 am

    So, flip flop Charlie should join with Fried to do a unity garden seniors tour LOL!!!

  • PeterH

    April 10, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    The “Trump Presidential Library’s” planned location is The Villages in Florida. Architectural design is a gold baroque embellished double wide. Contained inside the trailer are Trump’s infamous hurricane maps, his two impeachment documents, bound copies of his 10,000 lies and digital copies of his Tweets prior to being banned from Twitter. Noteworthy is Trump’s twice popular vote election lost to both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. A special space in the trailer is a film archive of the January 6th insurrection which Trump planned and advertised!

    A tribute to Trump that the residents of The Villages and Ron DeSantis can cherish and tourist from red states can visit on their way to Disney World.

    • Impeach Biden

      April 10, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      Yeah and the Joe Biden library will be in Del Rio, TX. It will house books from well over 150 countries representing the illegals that have come from those places. Biden will also have a hall displaying the various cartels origin and how the smuggling operation took place. All endorsed by El Biden.

      • PeterH

        April 10, 2022 at 1:14 pm

        Whine on! Congress write immigration laws and the executive branch follows the laws Congress creates. EVERYONE who enters the USA is entitled to their day in court. THAT’S THE LAW!

        Congress could change the law. Every president for the past 200 years have had to deal with existing laws.

        Reagan got so frustrated he simply gave up and declared AMNESTY!

        In the meantime we are at 3.6% unemployment and have 11,000,000 vacant jobs with no workers.

        • Impeach Biden

          April 10, 2022 at 1:37 pm

          Let’s see how those border state Democrats fair in November. Me? I think it is going to be ugly for the El Biden supporters. Then the spin will begin. At least Joe “the incompetent” will be a lame duck then and Nancy Pelosi will really hit the sauce once she gives up the gavel. Looking forward to it. That’s when you will be “whining”. 🤣

          • Ocean Joe

            April 10, 2022 at 5:01 pm

            Democrats may lose ‘bigly’ because of inflation, really doubt immigration is the main issue for independents, chief. Speaking of tribes, which are you from, or are you just another garden variety white guy trying to slam the door shut on everybody else?
            As for El Biden supporters, you still don’t get it. 2020 was a referendum on Trump. You lost. He’s crazy as a bedbug. Still.

        • Tom

          April 10, 2022 at 8:01 pm

          You are a whiner and liar.
          Simpson Mazoli was passed in 1986, the immigration bill you loser, liar.

          Peter h wears Elmo shoes.

          You know nothing and are ignorant. There was amnesty in the law thanks to the likes of Teddy “bomb” Kennedy and Joe Biden to name a few along with Dem House chair Peter Rodino. You ate so ignorant snd a apologist. Don’t you ever quote Reagan you pathetic being. You Called him names a few weeks ago, in a different item.

          Be clear, what this administration has done at the Sw border is impeachable, 30 million illegals will enter if status quo is allowed, if this status quo continues. Period!

          Congress will change in
          November, no doubt!

  • The Ol' Fliperooski

    April 10, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Wants to represent Republicans? He’d better because there aren’t enough Ds to elect him anymore, even if you salt in a few Licolnerz who sober up long enough to scrawl some illegible name on their ballot. Besides he was a Republican before. Even now I imagine Charlie is trying to figure out how to convince people that he liked Trump.

  • Wanda

    April 10, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Charlie will win the election because he changed his party ,that’s what Trump did when ever he planned to run for president he was a democrat but they would not vote for him to run for office facts I will vote for blue in2022

    • Impeach Biden

      April 10, 2022 at 5:02 pm

      Wanda you must be from New York. You fled the high taxes, crime, big government, etc. Yet here you are bringing your politics with you.

    • Tom

      April 11, 2022 at 7:07 am

      No clue, fish called Wanda is back.
      No chance for Camillion, or fraud.
      America’s Gov the best!

  • Tom

    April 10, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Laughing Charlie Camillion crispy rear axle off.
    Seniors love America’s Gov, he saved them first with covid inoculations. Florida per Bidens HHS rated Florida #1 in Covid inoculations per Gov.

    Florida the economic Mecca of example, Bureau labor of stats rated Florida #3 in overall increased wages, 8.7% increase. Sept 20 through Sept 21. Cause he kept Florida open, unlike corrupt tyrannical blue state Govs.

    Manchurian haters losing their AOC underwear.
    Getting a drubbing in November. Biden is abysmal. America’s Gov and Marco win bigly.

  • Clayco Carl

    April 10, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Brilliant. While governor, Charlie Crist delivered real results for Floridians, and performed his duties with dignity, unlike the egotistical, autocratic tyrant who now occupies the office.

    Desantis has turned Florida into a smaller version of Russia, chipping away at Floridians’ Constitutional rights, simultaneously reducing personal freedom while absurdly proclaiming Florida to be a “free’ state.

    It’s amazing doublespeak, and a very Putin-esque marketing scheme, the sort of verbal hat trick that only a total idiot–and or a registered Republican–could fall for.

    • Don’t Look Up

      April 10, 2022 at 7:50 pm

      Agree with you 100%
      DeSantis’s has followed the GQP playbook to make women, gays, sexual minorities and African Americans into groups to disenfranchise. His fake religious grifters are smiling all the way to the voting booth. Today’s Republicans cannot be trusted in Florida or nationally. Remove them from office.

    • Tom

      April 10, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      Hardly double speak, horses ass.
      It’s amazing how facts and accomplishments make Manchurian like yourself clayco moron and look up idiots.

      DeSantis is America’s Gov , seniors love him. Hispanics voted for him and are supplying him over 50% support, you fools. African Americans over 30% support him, both mainly cause of school scholarship choice.

      It’s called opportunity you pathetic enslaved Manchurians tom a tons. Schools scholarships, jobs employment, wage growth cause

      Florida is a Mecca of economic opportunity. Florida had recaptured all jobs pre Covid. Wages are up 8.7% in growth per BLS.

      Best environmental Governor in 50 yrs, no cheap photo like Lawton walking. Spare us, it’s called leg skill and being a whiz kid!

      America’s Gov will whiz on All you manchurians come this Nov election,
      Tallahassee to WH oval!

      Whatever the Dums accuse the Repubs on, they have already accomplished it as a corrupt, sinister plot.

      You liar losers!

      • Sister of Perpetual Indulgence RSM

        April 10, 2022 at 8:25 pm


        30% African American Support for DeSantis is a Tom Clown Joke!


        “ One (by Edison Research) shows 14% of Florida’s black voters backing DeSantis and 86% for Gillum. The other (by the National Opinion Research Center – NORC – at the University of Chicago) shows 7% of African Americans who voted for DeSantis in last week’s election, versus 93% who went with Gillum.

        The reality may be somewhere in between, but odds are good that the NORC poll is closer to the truth. It polled 120,000 voters year versus Edison’s 101,000.””

        • Tom

          April 10, 2022 at 9:19 pm

          I replied below sista! No lying, only regret.

      • Clayco Carl

        April 10, 2022 at 9:37 pm

        Tom, you’re pathetic. I’m sure you already know that of course since your wife has probably told you that many times in the bedroom.

        I often find myself shaking my head or laughing at your absurd and idiotic comments even though I think it’s unfair to laugh at the mentally ill and barely literate. However, it’s very hard for me to believe that any one person could be as gullible and stupid as you are.

        Those facts aside, Desantis is Trump’s governor, not America’s. And even Trump hates him now. By the way, in case you forgot, America actually voted against Trump–by 7 million plus votes. Those are 7 million ACTUAL VOTES incidentally because, after all, there was no stolen election.

        African Americans see through Desantis’ lies and his obvious effort to limit their ability to vote. African-Americans also remember Desantis referring to Andrew Gillum with the term “monkey”, so that hardly endears him to the demographic.

        Latinos have been fed perpetual lies about the mythical Democratic socialism by Florida’s Putin party, better known as the Republican party. Unfortunately, Democrats have not made a meaningful effort to inform Latinos about the GOP’s many untruths and ridiculous scare tactics, and that is the only reason that demographic has been vulnerable to GOP myth making.

        Florida is a great state for economic opportunity but that has nothing to do with Desantis, who is busy fighting mega-employers like Disney who have opposed his divisive, autocratic and un-democratic initiatives.

        The collective Republican mindset, and you’re living proof, is centered around a need to have ideas fed or dictated to them. That is why the Republican party did not even adopt a platform in 2020; as of today, there still isn’t one. The GOP agenda is totally dependent on whatever Trump says, and whatever Putin wants.

        You like the notion of autocracy and you hate democracy; that is evidenced by the fact that your party supports figures like Putin while doing everything it can to limit the power of the free vote.

        Desantis and Florida Republicans are drunk with power and have decided to abuse huge swaths of the populace by way of clearly discriminatory and anti-democratic laws and policies. I wouldn’t be surprised if this actually serves as the cudgel to increase Democratic turnout this November.

        • Impeach Biden

          April 11, 2022 at 7:40 am

          So there I was at o dark 30 this morning getting fuel at Costco when it opened. The line was lengthy, like a hurricane was approaching and there is one coming in November. This area I live in is a Democrat stronghold. The Democrats always come here to fund raise. Now back to that long line at Costco. I believe there is a lot of voter remorse out there looking at the “MORON” they put in power. Fuel prices through the roof. Inflation at forty year highs. A party that wants to defund the police. Finally the mass of humanity invading our Southern Border. Looking forward to the campaign commercials. Lots of buffoonery by the Dumbecrats that will be on air this campaign season.

        • Tom

          April 11, 2022 at 8:29 pm

          Clayco Carl, what a joke of a name.
          You are really pathetic and sick.
          You are the paid for by DNC, Hillary campaign relived. I guess Rachel maddowless has filled you and your corrupt Manchurian morons with such hate and vengeance, as it’s pathetic.

          All your above lies on anti democracy, Putin has alienated the west. He’s done, regardless of outcome. Let’s see if Biden refuses to meet him for G -20. Since the Dems are so pro democracy.

          I guess the CCP, Ukraine and Russia stuffing money in Hunters pockets, is fake news. Just like they all did for the Clinton foundation.

          What a dark place all you Dem, Dum scum bags reside in. Everything I recite is based on current facts. I have issues and you share Dem ass talking points.

          America’s Governor is drawing 20% of Dems, 52% of Hispanics and will likely crack above 30% of African Americans. Independents support 50%. He’s in his own world electorally. He won with the 100,000 African American votes in 18.

          You guys have no candidate. It’s over! But feel free to make asses of yourselves pretending you have one.

          I am a electoral expert. DeSantis will likely break 55% electorally. That’s with Dum, Dum Demings in race. Wait for the Orlando dum Demings political machine to be exposed.

          I am a legend pal. I make FP. I’ve suffered Manchurians like you happily.

          The garbage you spew is laughable.
          Go scratch ass with your Manchurians.

          Wait for the 40 seat House swing, and 6 Senate seat flip. America’s Gov and Marco will win bigly. Florida cemented with Biden’s 34% approval, only jack ass Dum Manchurians like you think contrary. When you can discuss issues, (you cannot) let me know. Enjoy loser.

        • Tom

          April 13, 2022 at 8:32 pm

          Where you hiding dumb ass Clayco Carl, LOL. Got your ass kicked.
          You got no turnout. Dum Dem depressed.

          New Quinnipiac DRM polling company has Biden at 33%. Brutal, abysmal, worst POTUS since Hoover in 20’s.

          Come on Clayco, you dolt, coward.

        • Tom

          April 18, 2022 at 8:24 am

          Clayco the scum bag.
          I replied below.

    • Impeach Biden

      April 10, 2022 at 8:22 pm

      How have your rights been violated. Mine haven’t. You get your news from CNN and Facebook. Why do people flood into this state then if there are no freedoms here. Typical Democrat speak.

      • Tom

        April 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm

        That’s just talking points impeach.
        Democracy at risk, Jan 6, Trump, mueller, Wah Wah Wah. Losers

        America’s Gov ensured freedoms for all Floridians, even these ingrate Manchurians.

        Impeach they never admit the liberal failures.

  • Tom

    April 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm


    I was meaning to say for 2022, America’s Gov will garner bout 30% of African American vote. His 100,000 margin in 18 assured his 30,000 vote win. My error!

    Hispanics and A A’s voted for school choice, in which he pledged and delivered with greater participants now and higher greater median access. Rising tide lifts all boats.

    DeSantis is garnering 20% of Dem voters. Over 50% of Hispanics are supporting him in consistent polling in last few months.
    He may break 55% with re-elect!

    Thank you sista! Say hello to sista marry elephant! Happy Palm Sunday!

    • Sister of Perpetual Indulgence RSM

      April 10, 2022 at 11:13 pm

      Bless your heart Tom! You’ve simply replaced your lies with unverifiable made-up statistics you pulled out of the dark hole in your backside

      At least you’re entertaining!

      Blessed be the perpetual sinner who doesn’t lie continuously. My suggestion is three Our Fathers and 15 Rosaries before next Sunday!

  • Tom

    April 11, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    No, it’s truth Sista act. Saints be praised.
    Hispanics and the 100,000 votes from A A, community provided the edge, the 30,000 votes.
    School choice and parental vouchers; the difference in 18. Expanded further.

    Love to entertain, btw, I only have light at the end of the tunnel. As for the Manchurians, you haters only have blood.

    DeSantis is America’s Gov! It’s a love fest! Didn’t you see the love at the WWF? Saturday.

    Tallahassee to WH oval.
    Praying for Gov, Casey and kids.
    America’s future at steak, do for USA what he’s accomplished for Florida.

  • Itold Usoh

    April 13, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    I have no idea what he stands for. Or really who he is. I moved here 16 years ago, and I vaguely remember him as governor, but not much else. He was before Bush, right? He should do a massive media campaign to re-introduce himself to voters.

    • Tom

      April 13, 2022 at 7:53 pm

      It won’t help, he’s a Camillion liar.
      Karma Camillion, you come and go as boy George sings. Just go crispy critters.

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