Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Congressman, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), has called for an investigation by sending a letter to the Department of Justice to look into a slew of anti-Semitic messages that was distributed across South Florida. Flyers with the propaganda were also found in Orlando and Jacksonville as well.
"I am deeply disturbed and outraged by these disgusting, hateful pieces of propaganda left at homes in South Florida and across the state – intentionally targeting Florida's Jewish community,” said Rep. Crist. “The bigoted rhetoric in these flyers echo the same anti-Semitic tropes used for centuries and are the same lies used by the Nazi party. As anti-Semitic hate crimes rise across the country, these flyers serve as a painful reminder of the threats posed by anti-Semitism and the very real dangers facing our Jewish communities. We must remain vigilant and root out hateful rhetoric before it turns into yet more violence.”
Within the letter, Crist writes, “While the Herald reports that local law enforcement is looking into the current anti-Semitic attacks, and Miami-based FBI public affairs officer James Marshall indicated the FBI is aware of the pamphlets, the apparent widespread coordination warrants a fulsome national investigation.”
Crist currently holds a substantial advantage over primary opponent, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried (D).
According to RacetotheWhiteHouse, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) would win by a projected 6.7 points to Crist, with a 78.1% chance of winning. RacetotheWhiteHouse considers the race rating in this case a “lean Republican.”
Against Fried, DeSantis would win by a projected 15.4 points, and would have a 95.4% chance of winning. The website calls this a “safe Republican” victory.
However, despite the projection models predicting a strong win for DeSantis against Fried and a not-as-strong win for DeSantis against Crist, currently, Fried is only 4.2% points behind DeSantis in their polling averages compared to Crist trailing by 13.
The Democratic primary will be entertaining for the Florida electorate.