Taddeo Endorses Crist for Governor

Taddeo Endorses Crist for Governor

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
June 14, 2022

After announcing she would no longer challenge Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and would instead challenge Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) in a congressional race, Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) is not finished with the Democratic gubernatorial primary race.

In a video posted on social media, Senator Taddeo endorsed Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) in his primary bid against Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D).

Taddeo was the last candidate to enter the  Democratic gubernatorial primary, announcing that she would embark on a campaign that would visit every county in the state of Florida. Although Taddeo and Crist were vying for the nomination, neither one hurled criticism at the other.

In 2014, Taddeo was Crist's running mate as he faced Florida Governor Rick Scott (R), but the ticket lost.

Now, Taddeo has appeared in a video with the former Republican Governor, endorsing Crist as he looks to challenge DeSantis in November.

Calling their 2014 ticket a "joyful mission," the lawmakers appear in front of a grey wall, affirming that they've "been through a lot together."

"We need to send Charlie Crist back to the Governors mansion and send me to Congress," said Taddeo, thanking Crist for his "support in this pivotal race." Moreover, Taddeo  expressed that the state needs our representatives that can unite us, bring us together and actually represent all people, not just those that vote for them."

Likewise, Crist endorsed Taddeo in her congressional run, adding that he was endorsing her "because it's so important for South Florida to have a premier advocate in the United States House of Representatives."

"Nobody can do it better than Annette Taddeo," Crist added, reminding voters that "she's a wonderful person with a great heart"

Taddeo called DeSantis a "terrible person to represent all of Floridians." Instead, Taddeo commented that Crist is a candidate that can "unite" and "bring us together.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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