Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of 7.10.22

With a little more than a month before the Aug. 23 Primary Election, Democrat Charlie Crist has the next logical step for someone in his position.

Emboldened by polling that shows him with a substantial advantage over fellow Democrat Nikki Fried, Crist set his sights on the big dog.

In his first TV ad of this election cycle, Crist ignored Fried and went straight for the jugular against Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“Think about what’s at stake in Florida,” Crist says in the ad titled Fighting Back. “Gov. Ron DeSantis bullies schoolchildren. He wants to outlaw abortion, even for victims of rape

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