Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried has officially launched her campaign to defeat popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
It’s time to break the rigged, corrupt system in Florida with #SomethingNew.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) June 1, 2021
Democrat @NikkiFried has filed to run for Florida Governor.
— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) June 1, 2021
According to Townhall:
The Republican Governors Association (RGA) said that Fried, elected to her post in 2018, has used her elected office “working to better herself.”
“Instead of using her office to work for the people of Florida, Nikki Fried has spent the last 2 and a half years working to better herself,” RGA spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez said on Tuesday. “Floridians want someone who will fight for them tirelessly, and Fried’s desperate political posturing and reliance on lies and pandering to make a point prove she’s the exact opposite of what Florida needs.”
Fried is the second Democrat to launch a campaign to challenge DeSantis. Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist is also hoping to win the Democrat primary.