In new ad, Charlie Crist wants ‘fed up’ voters to punish Ron DeSantis for high gas, food costs

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In a new ad, the Democrat accuses the incumbent of favoring divisive policies over helping Floridians.

As Republicans count on voters punishing Democrats this fall, Charlie Crist says there’s a place Florida voters can direct their anger. A new ad suggests they hold GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis to account.

“Fed Up,” a new statewide ad from the Democratic nominee, lays into the incumbent administration for gas and food price hikes. Most of all, it attacks DeSantis for waging culture wars instead of solving problems.

“If you’re fed up every time you fill up, or ticked off every time you pick up groceries,” Crist says, “well maybe it’s time you had a Governor focused on you.”

That’s not what Floridians have now, Crist says. They have a Governor “dividing Florida.”

The ad hits through a series of controversial actions by the Governor. Crist accuses him of “bullying school children” as footage plays of an infamous press conference where DeSantis scolded teenagers for wearing N95 masks.

It then seizes on a major controversy Democrats hope energized their own base: abortion.

Crist in the ad criticizes DeSantis for “passing an abortion ban with no exception for rape or incest.”

That’s a reference to a Florida law signed by DeSantis this year that prohibits abortions 15 weeks into a pregnancy. The law passed shortly before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Meanwhile, Crist said, the Governor has done “nothing to lower costs for a year.”

The 30-second spot quickly pivots to Crist’s own plan for Florida. He promises to veto “any bill that threatens a woman’s right to choose.”

He also said he will force property insurance companies to lower rates, a subject DeSantis took criticism for failing to address before calling lawmakers back to a Special Session this year.

Crist also promised to “cut the gas tax.” While DeSantis did sign an October gas tax holiday, he hasn’t touched the permanent rate.

“DeSantis won’t do it,” Crist said of the tax, “but I will.”

Crist’s campaign said the ad will run in major media markets across Florida.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Tom

    September 14, 2022 at 6:46 am

    More lies, more diversions, more distractions and the ridiculous blame the Gov for everything.

    Factcheck will denounce these lies. People know that food costs are not a state cost. Gas tax was cut and is being applied, just more lies from Chameleon crisp. Taxes on sales and products have been cut for products.

    This is the burned omelette add rolled out by a desperate buffoon candidate, so 90’s. Chameleon is an embarrassment, that lies regularly.

    Get rid of this lying chameleon once and for all.

    • Charlie Crist

      September 14, 2022 at 7:32 am

      👆Vote for me. Just this idiot right here, this asshole, is enough to cast your vote for me. We can’t have people this stupid running the country. They need medication and inpatient psychiatric treatment but cannot afford it. I’ll change that.

      • Tom

        September 14, 2022 at 7:58 am

        You scum bag lying crisp chameleon.
        You lie at every turn. Misleading SOB, you are the epitome of ones hole.
        Your desperation tactics won’t save you or your miserable message.
        You have worn out Factcheck chameleon.

        • Charlie Crist

          September 14, 2022 at 10:23 am

          👆 Vote for me. I’ll wash this lying unwashed clown’s mouth out with soap. Give him a good slap in the mouth as well…yeah slap in the back of the head.

          • Hope

            September 14, 2022 at 3:06 pm

            If you want people to vote for you you sure are going about it the wrong way. Liar liar pants on fire!

      • Arnold Gibbs

        September 14, 2022 at 8:55 am

        Charlie, All of your postings are immature and inappropriate for someone running for Governor. You are the last thing Florida needs. Florida has had enough of you.

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    • PeterH

      September 14, 2022 at 11:52 am

      These Florida Republicans either voted to overturn the 2020 election or believe the 2020 election was stolen, and believe the BIG LIE!

      Ron DeSantis
      Rick Scott
      Kat Cammack
      Mario Diaz-Balart
      Byron Donalds
      Neal Dunn
      Scott Franklin
      Matt Gaetz
      Carlos Gimenez
      Brian Mast
      Bill Posey
      John Rutherford
      Greg Steube
      Daniel Webster


    • Ron

      September 15, 2022 at 9:39 am

      The gas tax he failed to drop and instead use as a campaign tactic is all his

    • Ron

      September 15, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Just suck his dick already and get it over with you fan boy bitch

  • Impeach Biden

    September 14, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Spin, Spin, Spin you Democrats. The Biden administration, the worst since the Jimmy Carter era, owns this. The three stoogies Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer were celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act as historical high inflation numbers were announced. A total clown show

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 14, 2022 at 7:33 am

      Trump maladministration was the worst in human history. Real clown show. Biden is the result. You idiots caused all of this. You gonna burn in hell.🔥

      • Impeach Biden

        September 14, 2022 at 7:42 am

        Really? Low inflation. Very healthy 401k / stock market. No Ukraine invasion. Southern Border under control. Strong job market. You are going to get dizzy with all of your spin.

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 14, 2022 at 7:55 am

          Trump inherited Obama’s economy and then sat on his balls and cheered while it overheated…now we have Trumpflation. Stock market doesn’t make up for the tax bill that shoveled even more money to the super rich. The stock market is where money goes as soon as it’s printed.. after it ends up in the hands of the rich a few seconds later. 1950’s tax rates ensured that money kept flowing in a circle instead of being horded thus having to print more. Job market is fine. You people don’t know what in the hell you are talking about and vote against the intrests of yourselves and the nation…in favor of billionaires like Trump. The low prices during Trump were the result of low demand brought on by coronavirus. You people are whacked out stupid.

          • Tom

            September 14, 2022 at 8:06 am

            Everything you just said are lies, Non pastor sandbag.

            We had 3 years, 17 to spring 20, great economy. Blue collar, working class and middle class Renaissance took place. Bottom up wage recovery, earnings and take home pay was highest ever! Jobs, 3.3 unemployment.

            You are full of damnation and not salvation. Wages of sin are death, you and your Soros Manchurian nation walk in darkness. Shame on non pastor.

        • Tom

          September 14, 2022 at 8:08 am

          Facts are funny things impeach, yes.
          No comparison to the worst potus since Hoover, not just Carter shuck Biden had surpassed.

          • Charlie Crist

            September 14, 2022 at 9:08 am

            👆This guy doesn’t know his azzhole from his puckered lips 🍩💋
            Vote for me. I’ll pour expensive gasoline on this azzhole and light him on fire 🔥

          • Pastor Sandell

            September 14, 2022 at 9:11 am

            @Tom: You gonna burn in hell for your lies you misrable bastard.

          • Tom

            September 14, 2022 at 10:12 am

            We know where you you live Joey corsin, fake chameleon, idiot Elliot.
            You threatening murder with your fake pastor, no cross. We have you under surveillance.

            Get ready you incest loving bastard.
            You can’t stand to a legend.

          • Elliott Offen

            September 14, 2022 at 10:25 am

            @Tom: Yeah legendary imbecile…

          • Tom

            September 14, 2022 at 10:30 am

            Kick your ass and your degenerate team every day idiot Elliot, Joey Corsin. Legends stand tall!

          • Anna

            September 14, 2022 at 11:01 am

            Pastor Sandell is absolutely correct! I don’t even need to add anything to it because he said it all! You MrTom Whackjob are a moron! If you stop listening to the orangutan you’d be better off!

        • marylou

          September 14, 2022 at 10:46 am

          THERE ARE TWO JOBS FOR EVERY ONE PERSON! That’s what Scott and the Republicans are crying about!


          Ukraine: You don’t know what Trump’s friend Putin would have done with Trump in the White House. You don’t know what the classified documents that Trump stole contained that might have led Putin to feel it was safe to invade Ukraine. You don’t even know if the invasion was some kind of blackmail threat.

          Southern border: Asylum seekers kept out illegally by Trump arrived back at the border when he was evicted. Migrants escaping conditions caused by Republican/Trump’s policies that are crushing their countries’ economies and people.

          401k: If you’re not near retirement it’s not a problem. Stocks will always go up, go down, go up. If you are near–or in– retirement you shouldn’t be fully invested in stocks! And, in case you don’t know, 401k is the rich’s scam to get poor people cheering about their puny little stock holdings going up a tiny bit—-so that the poor don’t complain/revolt about all the billions being shoveled to the wealthy. WOW! You have a stake in the stock market! YAY!!!

          And, again, THERE ARE TWO JOBS FOR EVERY WORKER!!! Time for workers to stop falling for “jobs, jobs, jobs!”

          • Conservative always

            September 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm

            You give spin a whole new name.
            Every time I go to the grocery store, $100 minimum if you can find what you really need.
            Gas is still way too high.
            And everyday Americans KNOW who caused it.
            Democrat and we will remember in November.

    • Anna

      September 14, 2022 at 10:54 am


      • Tom

        September 14, 2022 at 11:26 am

        Anna banana, we’ve heard why they call you that.

        • Charlie Crist

          September 14, 2022 at 1:36 pm

          👆 Vote for me. I’ll shove a banana in the tail pipe of this vile sexual abuser…incel piece of sht. Give him a good slap in the face as well.

          • Tom

            September 14, 2022 at 2:58 pm

            Joey corsin Charlie, idiot Elliot smack your tail pipe! U like that!
            F P Legend!

          • Charlie Crist

            September 14, 2022 at 3:42 pm

            👆 Vote for me. I’ll slap this guy’s face 20 times in a row…yeah backhand this idiot in the mouth.

  • Barry Davis

    September 14, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Crist is a dumbass. Biden is the reason everything is costing more. Voting OUT DemocRATs is the solution to the problem.

    • Joe Corsin

      September 14, 2022 at 9:13 am

      👆 This socialist wants government intervention in the free market so that he can afford cheap stuff! Not governments fault you can’t afford cheap stuff buddy. “Go out and get a better education and a better job.” – Rick Scott 😆

    • Elliott Offen

      September 14, 2022 at 10:27 am

      You full of sht buddy..

  • tom palmer

    September 14, 2022 at 10:06 am

    While I don’t usually agree with the GOP trolls on this site, DeSantis, for all his faults, doesn’t have anything to do with gas and food prices. Neither does Biden, for that matter. The most valid criticism of DeSantis is his pugnacious culture war campaigns that seem to go out of his way to alienate some voters. Crist should stick to that. There’s ample material.

    • Tom

      September 14, 2022 at 10:26 am

      It’s about Fng time you put up the Kahones to do so Palmer.

      Chameleon is disgraceful, as is the add. It is a lie.

      I disagree with you about any POTUS. This POTUS hAs discouraged oil carbon production, cut permitting and tightened regs, so as to discourage production. It’s not a discussion, it’s a fact!!

      Because of the ridiculous comedy show yesterday at WH, how out of touch can you be. All Repub. should use that in 30 second spots across country in US House, Senate and Govs races.

      Biden and the Dems are so out of touch with economic reality.
      8.3% inflation, wages down 2 yrs in row, life expectancy under Biden down, crime raging, education collapsing cause of weingarten, Matz, and NEA.

      These Dems are a disgrace!
      Did a pebble hit you in the head Palmer?

      • Charlie Crist

        September 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

        ^ More nonsense, gibberish, and silly rambling. You gonna get a good smack one of these days buddy…good hard smack.

        • Tom

          September 14, 2022 at 10:35 am

          LMAO, you couldn’t smack your momma, Joey Charlie.
          You couldn’t smack a bent over bimbo either!
          Elliot smacks your ass, LMAO.
          I kick your ass all day long, with your aliases.
          I destroy soros manchurian nation, with joy. Legend!!

          • Pastor Sandell

            September 14, 2022 at 11:07 am

            Soros Manchurian legend? What kind of elementary school retardation is that? Satan has your crippled mind buddy. You gonna burn in the hottest part of hell if you don’t turn your fat ass around buddy. If you came to my church..I’d pray for you…and if that didn’t work then I’d have to give you a slap in the back of the head. Better that then you roast in hell know what I mean you nut?

          • Charlie Crist

            September 14, 2022 at 11:10 am

            @Tom: You haven’t kicked anything but your own ass you imbecile. If I get elected..I’m gonna punt your head like a GD football you clown!!!

          • Tom

            September 14, 2022 at 11:20 am

            Two degenerates, smacking each other ass! Losers.

            You have idiotic WH hosting a party yesterday! People lives destroyed by Biden Harris, inflation , crime, wages down 2 yrs in row, poverty high, corruption, illegals invasion.

            Joey Charlie, fake pastor and idiot Elliot, sexual predators.
            Fake Pastor of ill repute.

            Soros Manchurian nation, corrupt!

    • martin

      September 14, 2022 at 12:04 pm

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but Joe Dementia is the cause of high fuel prices. His first move was destroying American energy independence. Keystone Pipeline ring as bell? Next, he made drilling leases much harder to come by, creating a disincentive to explore for energy sources. Don’t forget releasing oil from the strategic reserves and selling a good portion of it to China.
      Now we are once again at the mercy of OPEC. So Joe grovels to Saudi Arabia and begs them to increase production.
      Basic economics 101; increased demand, decreased production, prices increase.
      This is all joey’s fault.

      • Joe Corsin

        September 14, 2022 at 1:37 pm

        Martin is a lying piece of sht… doesn’t know his bung hole from his balls.

        • martin

          September 16, 2022 at 8:48 am

          Typical leftist reply. If you can’t support your position with facts, just attack the messenger. It is so much easier to spew hate and venom, then actually thinking through a well spoken rebuttal.

          Maybe “Joe” should read up on his current events of the past 2 years, and turn off CNN.

          Where are moderators?

      • marylou

        September 15, 2022 at 12:41 pm

        Good riddance to Keystone Pipeline! Keep earth’s dirtiest fuel in the ground where it belongs. Keystone XL was a tar sands pipeline THROUGH the United States, not to it. It was going to the international market, anyway.

        For people who were concerned about jobs, it was uncovered that the project would require fewer than 2,000 two-year construction jobs and that the number of full-time, permanent jobs would hover around 35 after construction. —NRDC

        Most importantly, the majority of people did not want the Keystone Pipeline. It would have destroyed water, farmland, habitat. People have a right to a livable planet. It’s amazing that some people think their right to profit, or to cheap gas, is more important than everyone else’s rights!

        For anyone concerned about inadequate leases, there are 9,000 leases available for drilling. Biden is not telling the oil companies–already receiving RECORD PROFITS– to refuse to drill. Oil companies report that they are waiting for shareholders to decide that expected profits will be worth the investment needed to drill.

      • marylou

        September 15, 2022 at 1:01 pm

        9,000 unused leases waiting for shareholders to decide when the potential profit is worth the drilling investment costs. People don’t want KXL–which would pipe oil THROUGH, not to the US— to destroy water, farmland, habitat. The majority of people want a livable planet. No one owes corporations RECORD PROFITS, or other people cheap gas.

  • David in Shoreline

    September 14, 2022 at 11:47 am

    LOL, it’s about time Crist ran some more ads. Even if they are crappy lies. So sad to hear his campaign ran out of money…. 😞

    Meanwhile, America’s Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign is flush with cash. Florida’s voters are happy to fund the Governors’ campaign because they like what Governor DeSantis has delivered.

    Happy Birthday Governor DeSantis!

    • Charlie Crist

      September 14, 2022 at 1:38 pm

      👆 North Korean parade cheerleader..

  • FP Monitor

    September 14, 2022 at 11:55 am

    It’s a big mistake to respond to anything Tom posts. He’s an arrogant ignorant uneducated Trumpster hack simply looking for the attention he doesn’t get from friends or family. Tom is all about personal attacks and lying. Tom will never allow truthful facts get in the way of his continuous fake news story line! Tom makes stuff up as he types. Just like his hero figures Trump and childish Madison Cawthorn, Tom vacillates in a cesspool of absurd self-grandiose magical thinking. Do yourself and ALL OF US a big favor. Ignore all of his return comments. Maybe the internet troll will go away.

    • Tom

      September 14, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      Yes, thanks FP scum bag dis monitor.
      Because of you and others I am the
      FP Legend.

      Standing tall, whizzing upon Soros Manchurian nation. I feel good!

      • Charlie Crist

        September 14, 2022 at 1:40 pm

        👆 Vote for me. I’ll kick this fuggin retard right up the azzhole and onto his face. Yeah sling him around by the hair…

      • marylou

        September 15, 2022 at 11:21 am

        I hear Trump is into golden showers, so aim it in that direction, please

    • Hope

      September 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm

      You are a NUT!

      • Elliott Offen

        September 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm

        Yeah you need one well placed you neo nazi propagandist..

        • Tom

          September 14, 2022 at 10:53 pm

          Whizzing upon Elliott and Joey Corsin, stench upon u. LMAO

          • Elliott Offen

            September 16, 2022 at 8:15 am

            Tom = complete idiot…needs jail.

  • Antonio

    September 14, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Blaming Desantis for high gas prices and inflation is laughably pathetic. Crist’s desperation is palpable.

    • marylou

      September 15, 2022 at 11:19 am

      Blaming Biden is ridiculous as well. The entire world is experiencing inflation.Gas prices are lower than a decade ago. Most of it is RECORD CORPORATE PROFITS!

  • John Dent

    September 15, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    All you Floridian that love DeSantis and want him to Murderer Florida FU people that lives in Florida I vote for Charlie Crist and FU to the Right Wing Media all you want to do is Destroy a state that I grew up your not Floridian your stupid scums that want to cause trouble all you DeSantis supporter that support him and his Mafia Mobster Cops get out of Florida

  • I am what I am

    September 18, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Migrants need to be payed and overvalued homes add to income
    Plus great food giveaways for overvalued car’s it is a tax break and a pay off

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