Joe Biden wants to raise funds for Ron DeSantis’ rival Charlie Crist

President Joe Biden will run for Florida gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist a week before the midterms in November.

Biden and Crist, the Democrat who wants to oust Florida Gov. Ron DeSanis, will lead a private fundraiser on Nov. 1 Miami Herald reported.

News of Biden’s fundraising visit for DeSantis’ rival comes a week after the governor and president were praised for putting aside partisan politics to provide aid to Floridians in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

Joe Biden and Ron DeSantis are informed
President Joe Biden, along with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, will receive an operational briefing from federal, local and state officials on October 5, 2022 on the current response and recovery efforts at Fisherman’s Pass in Fort Myers, Florida. Biden will reportedly attend a fundraiser event for DeSantis challenger Charlie Crist a week before the gubernatorial election.
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Crist’s campaign told the newspaper that the fundraiser “has taken a hit because of Hurricane Ian.”

“President Biden understands what’s on the vote this November,” Crist,
who served as Florida governor from 2007 to 2011, said in a statement.

“Whether it’s protecting a woman’s freedom to make decisions about her own body, or helping our state rebuild and prepare for the next storm, the stakes for Florida couldn’t be higher, and we’re grateful for.” his support.”

He added on twitter on Sunday: “In 23 days we will make Ron DeSantis a one-term governor and a non-term president.”

news week has reached out to the Crist and DeSantis campaigns and the White House for comment.

The event precedes a closely watched race that DeSantis, who has been widely touted as the 2024 GOP presidential nominee, is “clearly” favored to win, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Based on numerous polls, DeSantis has a 94 in 100 chance of winning the race, the poll aggregator’s forecast said Oct. 16.

The event will be Biden’s third visit to Florida since taking office, but his first to stumble for Democrats.

He traveled to Fort Meyers with First Lady Jill Biden on October 5 to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

Although the Florida president and governor were recently embroiled in a feud over southern border migration, Biden praised DeSantis’ response to the hurricane.

“What the governor has done is quite remarkable,” Biden said during his most recent visit.

“I think he did a good job… Look I called him I think even before he called me when I heard that storm was on the way.”

Biden acknowledged that he and DeSantis have “very different political philosophies” and said they “worked hand-in-hand.”

“He was up to date – we were completely in sync in terms of how we were dealing with this crisis. There were no differences.”

The announcement that Biden will be returning to Florida to help push Crist’s campaign comes as a recent poll found most Floridians continue to disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president.

The Mason-Dixon poll found that 54 percent of respondents are dissatisfied with Biden’s performance, while 42 percent approve of his work. The survey was conducted from September 26th to 28th.

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-fundraise-ron-desantis-rival-charlie-crist-florida-election-1752233 Joe Biden wants to raise funds for Ron DeSantis’ rival Charlie Crist

Rick Schindler

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