Nancy Pelosi backs Charlie Crist over Nikki Fried in Fla. Democratic Gov. Primary
Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party post some blockbuster August numbers. Image via AP.

“Charlie can and will defeat the current Governor and hit the ground running on day one in Tallahassee."

Charlie Crist’s campaign announced Monday that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed him in the 2022 Florida Governor race.

Crist and Pelosi have worked together in Congress for the past six years as Crist has represented Florida’s 13th Congressional District. She joins the over 130 elected officials and community leaders that have endorsed Crist to date.

In a statement to Florida Politics, Pelosi said Crist’s work in Washington has protected Florida’s business community from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, and helped make a multi-billion dollar investment in his state’s infrastructure.

“From his tireless work in Congress to his commitment to Floridians across the state, Charlie Crist has an impenetrable record of fighting for the people of the Sunshine State and delivering results that matter,” Pelosi said. “Charlie can and will defeat the current Governor and hit the ground running on Day 1 in Tallahassee. I am proud to endorse Charlie Crist to be the next governor of Florida.”

Pelosi’s endorsement comes as Crist leads the Democratic pack in fundraising, notching his second $1 million fundraising month in March. So far, his campaign has raised over $8.2 million in his bid to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Included in Crist’s other endorsements are  2010 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink and 2006 nominee Jim Davis.  He also has received union support from the AFGE, UFCW 1625 and CWA.

Crist said he is honored to receive Pelosi’s endorsement as his campaign works to build a Florida that works for all Floridians. 

“Speaker Pelosi is a beacon of Democratic values, and her leadership uplifts the voices of all Floridians that are ready to put divisive, inflammatory rhetoric behind us and truly get to work for the people,” Crist said.

Tristan Wood

Tristan Wood graduated from the University of Florida in 2021 with a degree in Journalism. A South Florida native, he has a passion for political and accountability reporting. He previously reported for Fresh Take Florida, a news service that covers the Florida Legislature and state political stories operating out of UF’s College of Journalism and Communications. You can reach Tristan at [email protected], or on Twitter @TristanDWood


  • Ye Olde Oxford

    April 18, 2022 at 11:07 am

    ““From his tireless work in Congress to his commitment to Floridians across the state, Charlie Crist has an impenetrable record. . . .”
    You gotta be kidding. “Impenetrable” means “impossible to understand” or “unfathomable”, according to Google’s Oxford English dictionary.
    Then again. . . .

    • Claude Kirk the younger

      April 18, 2022 at 11:26 am

      Nancy “homeless human feces outside her LA mansion door” Polosi just gave Charlie the provibial political kiss of death.

  • Brandon

    April 18, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Yeah, a Pelosi endorsement will get Gang Chain Charlie in the governor’s mansion.

  • Impeach Biden

    April 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Ha! Ha! Nancy Pelosi the has been. Rapidly becoming insignificant in DC. She won’t be swinging the gavel, probably just swigging down those martini’s come November when she loses her power. Bye Nancy.

  • Alfred

    April 18, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Nancy pelosi support means what ? Maybe has been Charlie sees numbers in the primary that have him concerned, because in a general election pelosi motivates republicans too vote more than democrats!!!
    He should have stayed out of it and let new blood try what will be a nearly impossible feat in beating DeSantis..Charlie getting nominated is a for sure loss….

  • Impeach Biden

    April 18, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Pelosi carries no weight in Florida. Crist will probably run away from her and Biden.

  • Martha Jan Omley

    April 18, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Well, no Democrat will ever again get my vote! I see how corrupt
    most politicians are, and the Dems are horrible! They seem to want to destroy our country.

    • Impeach Biden

      April 18, 2022 at 6:50 pm

      Martha gets it.

  • Tom

    April 18, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    From Nikki Fraud supposed “sex tape” to cruella di vile, Pelosi endorsing “Camillion” crisp.
    You can’t make this clown show up,
    Miami herald editorial today castigated incompetent Florida Dums.

    Thank you Nancy and you mid 30’s approval.
    Please come and campaign In Florida too.

    America’s Governor the best, wins bigly.

  • ItoldUsoh

    April 19, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Charlie Crist? I barely remember him, and I have lived here 15 years. What did he accomplish? He needs a massive TV ad campaign to re-introduce himself to voters. As it is, all I see is a Kumbaya / Mr Rogers campaign. “Can’t we all be friends?” No substance.

  • martin

    April 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    I guess ole’ Charlie is finished and done now that grandma nancy hs spoken up for him.

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