Ron DeSantis slams Nikki Fried, predicts she’ll lose Democratic Primary to Charlie Crist
Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist have been light on health care policy, but it is there.

DeSantis expects to face U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist in the General Election.

Gov. Ron DeSantis foresees a large loss for Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in her battle against U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist in the Democratic gubernatorial Primary on Tuesday, which he believes is due to her attempts to attack him rather than focus on her job.

“(Fried) had an opportunity as being the only Democrat elected statewide to exercise some leadership and get some things done and instead she’s used her time to basically try to smear me on a daily basis,” DeSantis told reporters after a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. “That’s all she does.”

“She should’ve been able to win that going away and it seems like she’s going to come up not just short but significantly short and I think that’s probably why,” DeSantis added.

Fried defended her record as Agriculture Commissioner and lodged essentially the same critique at DeSantis — he’s too busy building a resume for a 2024 GOP Presidential Primary to deal with the state’s chronic issues of affordable housing and a collapsing property insurance market.

“Every single day I’ve done my job to make sure we’re holding him accountable,” Fried said. “There has been no Commissioner of Agriculture that has been more active on things to make sure that we are increasing our (agricultural) output here in the state of Florida, that we have a better balance on agriculture and water policies. We’ve kicked out the NRA from my office, we’ve legalized hemp.”

DeSantis also took issue with Fried’s questioning of his whereabouts last December, shortly after Christmas, when his public schedule was blank for two weeks. COVID-19 cases began to spike, leading Fried and other Democrats to question whether DeSantis was responding to the situation.

DeSantis took umbrage, and Fox News reported Dec. 31, 2021 that he accompanied his wife, Casey, during her chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer two days earlier and was spending time with his family. His whereabouts, however, weren’t publicly known until the report came out.

“She attacked me for taking my wife to chemotherapy in December of 2021, which was a new low — as bad as politics can be,” DeSantis said. “So that’s the road she’s taken.”

For her part, Fried is confident of victory over Crist. If she does win, it would set up a fiery contest between her and DeSantis in the General Election. Fried, who is Jewish, compared DeSantis to Adolf Hitler earlier in the campaign but later retracted the comment after criticism from the Anti-Defamation League.

Fried accused DeSantis of scheduling the Cabinet meeting on the date of the Primary election to disrupt her campaign.

“He is scared of me winning tonight and so he’s doing everything in his power to keep me off the campaign trail today and keep me up here,” Fried told reporters after the meeting. “It’s unfortunate that this is only our second Cabinet meeting of the year and if I know this Governor it’s probably going to be our last one.”

Gray Rohrer


  • Tom

    August 23, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Bring on the pathetic chamleon, flip flopper, and crispy cream. Repub. Independent and Dem.
    talking 3 sides of face!

    • Elliott Offen

      August 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

      Nikki Fried is gonna slap you in the face with her nails one way or the other. Tear skin from face. Also you’ll get a face full of her rug before it’s all over with.

  • Impeach Biden

    August 23, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    DeSantis is absolutely correct. That mean and nasty bitch has done nothing but place her “Glamour Shot” on every gas pump in the state of Florida, and attempt to use the Ag job solely as a stepping stone to Governor. As a member of the Florida cabinet she thought she was some sort of alpha female trying to boss DeSantis around. Nikki, you aren’t the Governor. Today has finally arrived and you will be defeated. Now go pack up the Ag Office and don’t let the door hit you in n the azz.

    • Elliott Offen

      August 23, 2022 at 5:52 pm

      You are a vile and abominable misogynist…need Fat Cammack to come sit on you underwear 🍩

  • David In Shoreline

    August 23, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Guys, I’m actually starting to shed a (very small) tear, thinking this may be the last time I have the occasion to say….

    Bye Bye Nikki!

    • Elliott Offen

      August 23, 2022 at 6:56 pm

      We cry every time Trump racks up another fraud, theft, election crime, espionage related crime etc.

  • Paul

    August 23, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    VOTE YES ON RON DESANTIS FOR GOVERNOR – MARCO RUBIO FOR SENATE- MATT GAETZ REPRESENTATIVE.Charlie Crist and Val Demings both opposes Voter ID laws, are soft on crime, supports early release, no bail, supported de-fund the police. Crist & Demings marched with Black Lives Matter as they robbed, committed arson, beat citizens in the streets and stole whatever they could. Crist and Demings condemned nothing.

    They support convicts the right to vote from prison, gun control, (beyond) weak on border security and opposed the wall. Crist & Demings supports the new leftist class room curriculum for very young children. The indoctrination not education in critical race theory who is a racist, transgender, bisexuality, homosexuality, gender identity, green new deal, Crist and Demings support Bidens war on oil, public funds for illegal aliens-including college and welfare for immigrants. Crist & Demingsd like most Democrats are out of touch with the middle class. Crist recently stated “Joe Biden is doing a great job.” Nuff said.


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