Charlie Crist to visit Aventura, Miami Gardens on first day of “Hope for Florida” Tour

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The tour will last 10 days, leading up to the Aug. 23 Primaries.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist will kick-off a pre-Primary campaign tour Saturday in South Florida as the Congressman preps for the upcoming Democratic Primary in the state’s Governor’s race.  

The tour will last 10 days, leading up to the Aug. 23 Primaries. The statewide “Hope for Florida” Tour will be the candidate’s final effort to share his platforms and mobilize vital communities before the vote. 

Crist will start his Saturday by joining the Democratic Women’s Club of Lee County virtually for their monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m.

At noon, he’ll visit a local deli shop in Aventura with state Rep. Joe Geller and Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman. Then, Crist will join North Miami Councilwoman Kassandra Timothe and local supporters for an early vote event in North Miami. 

The Congressman will end his day at 2 p.m. in Miami Gardens with state Reps. Felicia Robinson and Christopher Benjamin for an early vote event with local residents, and then will join Miami-Dade’s NAACP for their Dr. Shirley B. Johnson Membership Appreciation Picnic.

Crist isn’t the only candidate making one-last go before the Primary.

Opponent Nikki Fried, Florida’s current Commissioner of Agriculture, announced Friday that she’ll be going on a statewide bus tour starting Tuesday in Panama City and hitting the road through Aug. 23.

The two Democrats are competing for the right to face Gov. Ron DeSantis in the November election. 

St. Pete Polls last Friday showed Crist has a dominating lead over Fried in the Primary. A poll Fried’s campaign commissioned was released this week and her campaign highlighted the finding that 23% of Democrats were “not sure” who they would support.

Since launching his campaign in May 2021, Crist has raised more than $14 million through the end of July. He also received an endorsement from the state’s largest labor union and earned support from nearly 200 elected officials and community leaders. That includes a nod this week from Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who called Crist “the leader this moment calls for.”

The “Hope For Florida” tour is Crist’s 25th statewide trip this Primary cycle.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected]


8 comments

  • Joe Corsin

    August 13, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Go Charlie! Let’s annihilate the Trump dumb-dumbs in Florida. DeSantis started election police…let’s start a counter terrorism task force and go after the anti-government terrorists, Christian fascists, and the Trump dumb dumbs. Also the corrupt GOP grifters…

  • Impeach Biden

    August 13, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Vote for DeSantis and let’s put the Corsin / Offen show in jail. 😜

    • Joe Corsin

      August 13, 2022 at 11:19 am

      I take it you are one of those terrorists since you were offended. Rejoin civilized America…much easier than the path you are on buddy. You gonna burn in hell 🔥

      • Impeach Biden

        August 13, 2022 at 12:18 pm

        Not offended at all. Just countering the junk you write. Say hi to Elliott for me 🤣

        • Joe Corsin

          August 13, 2022 at 2:05 pm

          20 years of GOP hell and it’s your duty to counter? You gonna burn in hell buddy.🔥

          • Impeach Biden

            August 13, 2022 at 5:54 pm

            Look at the last 1.5 years of the Biden administration. Think of the destruction if he had twenty. Vote Red for your kids or grandkids.

  • Gary

    August 14, 2022 at 8:58 am

    I am sure the tens of people that bother to show up to see retread Charlie will be thrilled. Talk about an empty bench of candidates. What’s next Florida Democrats? The reanimated corpse of Lawton Chiles?

  • YYep

    August 15, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Is that hope to find a dentist on this expensive place or hope to find something to eat
    Or hope to have a roof while it’s raining
    Or hope I find something valuable on these computers

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