Crist Delivers Concession Speech Shortly After Polls Close; Crowd in Dismay When He Mentions DeSantis

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Democrat Charlie Crist added to the agony of Florida Democrats Tuesday when he mentioned the night’s big winner in his concession speech: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“First and foremost, I want to give a good congratulations to Governor DeSantis on his re-election,” Crist said.

After some grumping from the crowd, Crist remarked, “that’s OK, that’s OK,” before thanking the workers gathered with him.

“Florida’s been great to me my entire life,” Crist said.

He offered thanks “for so much for so long” and said his past service made him feel like “the most blessed man ever.”

“Governor DeSantis and your family, I wish you only the best,” he said.

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