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Democratic gubernatorial candidates Crist and Fried debate tonight ahead of Primary Election

Election 2022 Florida Governor
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., second from right, talks with a supporter outside of the United Teachers of Dade offices, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, in Miami Springs, Fla. Crist was endorsed by the Florida Education Association (FEA) and teachers unions from across Florida in his campaign for governor of Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The stakes are high for State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in tonight’s debate against her Democratic rival, former Governor and Congressman, Charlie Crist.

The debate will be their only interaction ahead of Florida primary on August 23rd.

Nikki Fried
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried speaks during a rally outside of Sen. Marco Rubio’s Miami office calling for gun reform, Friday, June 3, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Election experts warn that Fried needs a solid performance because she’s trailing behind Crist in the latest polls 55-to-40%

Fried is expected to go after Crist for being an untrustworthy flip flopper due to his habitual party hopping.

He was the Republican Governor of Florida from 2007-to-2011 and now is running as a Democrat.

The debate airs tonight at 7 o’clock tonight on WPTV News Channel 5, our news partners.