You get one seat, and you give it right back.
That is the dilemma of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) right now.
Pelosi just found out she picked up a seat in the Alaska special election when Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) resigned his seat.
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Crist came out of the Democrat gubernatorial primary with the nod to run against DeSantis.
Now he wants to campaign full-time, so he is giving up his congressional seat.
Honestly, this is a good move on his part because he is getting crushed by DeSantis in recent polling.
Even the generous polls have Crist down by at least four points.
Many thought Crist would tighten this lead up once the primary was over, but the more reliable polls have shown DeSantis increasing his lead against Crist.
While I want to see DeSantis clean his clock, I appreciate that Crist resigned his seat.
I have always stated that you should not be able to run for one office while holding the seat for another.
Even with campaigning full-time Crist has a big task ahead of him, and it is one that I do not see playing out well for him.
Crist has put himself on Joe Biden’s hip, which is the last thing Floridians wanted to see.
Unless DeSantis makes a major misstep, I don’t see any way that Crist can win this.
With Trump’s legal problems, Florida may only have DeSantis for two more years.
If Trump has to bow out, DeSantis will be the overwhelming favorite to get the 2024 nod.
Source: Fox News