Charlie Crist endorses Rita Harris over Daisy Morales in HD 44

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is endorsing Rita Harris in House District 44, picking the challenger over an incumbent Democrat in the south-central Orange County election.

Crist’s endorsement of Harris, a longtime Orange County Democratic activist, comes as she runs against freshman incumbent Democratic state Rep. Daisy Morales.

There are no Republican or other candidates in HD 44, so the Aug. 23 Primary Election will be open to all voters. The winner between Harris and Morales will be elected.

Crist is not the first significant Democrat to have turned on Morales. The Democratic establishment is splitting on the race.

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