While in Jacksonville Thursday for a campaign event, gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried expressed confidence Democrats would pick her as the nominee despite being outperformed in terms of endorsements and fundraising by Charlie Crist.
Fried, currently the Agriculture Commissioner, has focused most of her messaging on incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis. Yet current Congressman and former Gov. Crist may be the bigger impediment given the Primary in August. He has raised more money than Fried for six straight months and has collected the lion’s share of the endorsements.
“First of all, fundraising metrics aren’t the metrics that I believe a campaign is geared on. But we certainly are meeting all of our goals every single month,” Fried said, after a month in which she raised a little more than $325,000 between her campaign account and her political committee, Florida Consumers First.