By Ben Whedon
Rep. Charlie Crist claimed victory in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday night and will challenge Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in November.
The now-Democratic nominee won with 60.2% of the vote, according to the Associated Press.
While DeSantis ran unopposed, Crist, a former Florida governor, faced off against Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried for the Democratic nomination. Also running for the Democratic nomination were Cadance Daniel and Robert Willis.
Crist served one term as Florida’s governor while a Republican. He then lost the party primary for the state’s Senate race in 2010 but ran nonetheless as an independent. He again ran for governor as a Democrat in 2014 but lost to now-Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican. In 2016, he was elected to Congress as a Democrat.
Crist faces an uphill battle against DeSantis.
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