Charlie Crist, Vying for Florida Governor, Reportedly Worth $1.5 Million More than Ron DeSantis

By Eric Daugherty, Florida's Voice

June 17, 2022 Updated 11:19 AM ET

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June 17, 2022 Updated 9:23 A.M. ET

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – According to new financial disclosure forms submitted to the Florida Department of State, Democrat candidate for governor Charlie Crist is worth more than $1.5 million more than incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The recently-submitted disclosure forms reveal that while DeSantis’ reported net worth as of December 31st, 2021, was $318,986.99. Crist reported his net worth at just below $2 million, sitting at $1,955,862 as of the end of 2021.

DeSantis, a Yale and Harvard graduate and U.S. Navy veteran, was first elected to political office in 2012 as the U.S. Rep. for Florida’s sixth district. Crist entered politics in the Florida State Senate in 1992. He served as the Governor of Florida from 2007-2011.

DeSantis Brings War Chest to $112 Million, Raises $10.2 Million in May

June’s campaign finance reports show DeSantis’ massive war chest in comparison to Crist and Democrat primary contender Nikki Fried, sitting at just over $110 million in cash on-hand to Crist’s $6.3 million and Fried’s $3.9 million.

Polls aggregated by RealClearPolitics also give DeSantis an average of an 8.8 point advantage over Crist.

In the Democratic primary, both Fried and Crist continue to fight for the nomination. Fried has called out Crist for not showing up at debates and for missing gubernatorial forums. The primary is August 23, 2022.

Governor DeSantis continuously campaigns on his decisions to “keep Florida free” during the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor also promotes Florida’s fiscally responsible budget. He continues to boost his anti-CRT agenda in schools. DeSantis’ campaign ads do not mention his Democratic opponents, but instead call out President Joe Biden for his economic policies. 

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