Hillsborough Hispanic Dems to open ‘CASA CRIST’ to boost voter outreach

Crist DeSantis
The group is opening its first statewide voter outreach headquarters.

The Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida on Monday is hosting gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist at its Grand Opening of Florida’s first statewide Hispanic voter outreach headquarters.

The Headquarters is named “CASA CRIST,” after the current U.S. Representative who is seeking to unseat incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis.

CASA CRIST is located at 6800 North Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa, suite 164. The Grand Opening begins at 5 p.m.

The Florida Democratic Party and the Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign has staff coordinators focused on Hispanic voter outreach for the upcoming Midterm Election this November at “CASA CRIST.”

Crist will deliver remarks on the critical importance and status of the Hispanic voter and voting bloc in Florida in the upcoming election in light of recent events both in Florida and the nation.

The Grand Opening comes just days after DeSantis flew migrants in Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, drawing national headlines and raising speculation among critics that the move may have been illegal.

Despite criticism — including that the move was politically motivated to boost DeSantis’ standing in his re-election campaign and raise his national profile ahead of a possible 2024 presidential run — DeSantis has defended the move.

During a press conference Friday, he said the flights were “voluntary” and that migrants were “given a good ride.”

The Legislature allocated, and DeSantis approved, $12 million in this year’s budget for transporting undocumented migrants out of Florida. DeSantis said the state intends to fully utilize that funding.

Records show the state paid private contractor Vertol Systems Inc. $615,000 to transport the migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, about $12,300 per migrant, according to NPR.

DeSantis said the group identified in Texas expressed desire to relocate to Florida and signed waivers to instead go to Massachusetts, where Martha’s Vineyard is located.

Local Hispanic elected officials will also speak at the Grand Opening of “CASA CRIST” in Tampa.

Staff Reports


6 comments

  • Linda Taylor

    September 19, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Maybe they should call it Casa Christ, since Crist compared himself to the Son of God!!!

    Reply

  • Jose Santiago

    September 19, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Crist was a terrible governor when he served Florida, and will be one again if hes elected. We are better off with Desantis.

    Reply

    • Impeach Biden

      September 19, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      Don’t worry Jose, Crist stands no chance.

      Reply

      • Charlie Crist

        September 19, 2022 at 3:56 pm

        You stand no chance. Neo naziism will fail in Florida.

        Reply

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  • Hope

    September 19, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    This venture will prove futile for Charlie as he has no plan or platform to offer…

    Reply

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