Get the Facts: Charlie Crist political ad targets DeSantis – WESH 2 Orlando

In Commitment 2022, Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist is going on the attack against Republican Ron DeSantis.Crist calls the governor a “bully” and says he is doing “nothing to lower costs” for you. “If you’re fed up every time you fill up or ticked off whenever you pick up groceries, well maybe it’s time you had a governor that’s focused on you,” a political ad said. Crist’s new ad is taking aim at DeSantis. Ad Claim 1: “Ron DeSantis is dividing Florida,” the political ad said.That statement could be called a political “spin,” meaning the answer is yes if you oppose him and no if you support him. WESH 2 looked at new numbers from AARP’s new poll. Voters were asked, “Is Florida moving in the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ direction?” 49% of voters said ‘right’ and 51% of voters said ‘wrong.’ That is divided, but it doesn’t mean DeSantis is solely to blame. However, it reminds people of his priorities.He signed the STOP WOKE act banning certain teachings about race in schools and the content of workplace diversity training. He signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill, dubbed by critics the “Don’t Say Gay Law,” to ban the teaching of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3. That was followed by stripping Disney World of its governing power when the state’s largest employer called it wrong. And a protest erupted in the statehouse after the governor redrew district lines to reduce African American and other minority representation in two congressional districts. Here’s how he summed up his record at CPAC and Democrat reaction: “And as Biden flounders, Florida is leading on issue after issue,” DeSantis said. “His legislature was up there taking away rights, freedom to speak about being gay, being trans, free to speak about black history,” said Wes Hodge, the chair of the Orange County Democratic Party. Ad Claim 2: “Bullying school children,” the political ad said.For that claim, it’s false. It refers to a mask statement at USF in March. “You do not have to wear those masks. I mean please take them off. Honestly, it’s not doing anything, and we’ve got to stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous,” DeSantis said. One student later said he did not feel bullied. “I feel like yes he was a bit of an abrupt ask, but he asked and I was fine with it so I just took it off,” Eric Marshall, a Middleton student said. Ad Claim 3: “Passing an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest,” the political ad said. That claim in the ad is a fact. In April, the governor signed the 15-week abortion ban, giving women less time to make pregnancy decisions. Ad Claim 4: “And doing nothing to lower costs for you,” the political ad said. That claim, “doing nothing to lower costs”, is false. In signing the budget, DeSantis approved more than a billion dollars worth of tax-free shopping holidays, savings on school supplies, infant diapers and toddler clothing, hurricane and other disaster preps, and a one-month suspension of the state gas tax in October. He also lowered tolls for frequent Turnpike drivers. Crist wraps up his ad by promising to veto any bill to restrict abortions, force property insurance companies to lower rates and he plans to “cut the gas tax.” With polls showing DeSantis and Crist getting about 90% support from their own political parties, the 28% of Florida voters who are independents will likely decide this race.Get The Facts, election reports, candidate profiles and exclusive debates can be found under the Commitment 2022 section.

In Commitment 2022, Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist is going on the attack against Republican Ron DeSantis.

Crist calls the governor a “bully” and says he is doing “nothing to lower costs” for you.

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“If you’re fed up every time you fill up or ticked off whenever you pick up groceries, well maybe it’s time you had a governor that’s focused on you,” a political ad said.

Crist’s new ad is taking aim at DeSantis.

Ad Claim 1: “Ron DeSantis is dividing Florida,” the political ad said.

That statement could be called a political “spin,” meaning the answer is yes if you oppose him and no if you support him.

WESH 2 looked at new numbers from AARP’s new poll.

Voters were asked, “Is Florida moving in the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ direction?”

49% of voters said ‘right’ and 51% of voters said ‘wrong.’

That is divided, but it doesn’t mean DeSantis is solely to blame. However, it reminds people of his priorities.

He signed the STOP WOKE act banning certain teachings about race in schools and the content of workplace diversity training.

He signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill, dubbed by critics the “Don’t Say Gay Law,” to ban the teaching of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3.

That was followed by stripping Disney World of its governing power when the state’s largest employer called it wrong.

And a protest erupted in the statehouse after the governor redrew district lines to reduce African American and other minority representation in two congressional districts.

Here’s how he summed up his record at CPAC and Democrat reaction: “And as Biden flounders, Florida is leading on issue after issue,” DeSantis said.

“His legislature was up there taking away rights, freedom to speak about being gay, being trans, free to speak about black history,” said Wes Hodge, the chair of the Orange County Democratic Party.

Ad Claim 2: “Bullying school children,” the political ad said.

For that claim, it’s false.

It refers to a mask statement at USF in March.

“You do not have to wear those masks. I mean please take them off. Honestly, it’s not doing anything, and we’ve got to stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous,” DeSantis said.

One student later said he did not feel bullied.

“I feel like yes he was a bit of an abrupt ask, but he asked and I was fine with it so I just took it off,” Eric Marshall, a Middleton student said.

Ad Claim 3: “Passing an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest,” the political ad said.

That claim in the ad is a fact.

In April, the governor signed the 15-week abortion ban, giving women less time to make pregnancy decisions.

Ad Claim 4: “And doing nothing to lower costs for you,” the political ad said.

That claim, “doing nothing to lower costs”, is false.

In signing the budget, DeSantis approved more than a billion dollars worth of tax-free shopping holidays, savings on school supplies, infant diapers and toddler clothing, hurricane and other disaster preps, and a one-month suspension of the state gas tax in October.

He also lowered tolls for frequent Turnpike drivers.

Crist wraps up his ad by promising to veto any bill to restrict abortions, force property insurance companies to lower rates and he plans to “cut the gas tax.”

With polls showing DeSantis and Crist getting about 90% support from their own political parties, the 28% of Florida voters who are independents will likely decide this race.

Get The Facts, election reports, candidate profiles and exclusive debates can be found under the Commitment 2022 section.

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