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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Teases Run for Florida Governor With Latest Campaign Video

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Fried released the video on her Twitter page this morning.

She tweeted out the video that features footage of her at different events in the state and on MSNBC’s The ReidOut show along with the hashtag #SomethingNew 6.01.2021 suggesting she might announce her run on June 1.

In one clip, she says current Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to be a one-term governor calling him a dictator.

“The people of the state of Florida will not be suppressed. Their voices will not be shut down. They will rise up. They will see Ron DeSantis for who he is: an authoritarian dictator.”

The video ends with a clip of Fried talking about her potential candidacy with MSNBC anchor Joy Reid.

“It’s becoming clearer and clearer that Ron DeSantis needs to be a one-term governor. We are getting very close to making a decision cause the state of Florida and the people that live here deserve so much better than what they’re getting from Ron DeSantis.”

If Fried runs, she will be the second Democratic candidate to oppose DeSantis in the gubernatorial race. 

US House Rep. Charlie Crist threw his hat in the ring last week. Crist served as Florida’s Republican governor from 2007 to 2011 before he switched parties. 

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