MIAMI (WSVN) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has gotten a show of support in South Florida from Miami-Dade County’s mayor.

On Tuesday, Miami-Dade’s Mayor Daniella Levine Cava came out to support Crist in the Democratic primaries.

She officially announced her endorsement for U.S. Representative Crist at a “Get Out the Vote” rally that was held at Gramps Bar in Wynwood.

“I am proud to endorse Charlie to be Florida’s next Governor,” said Levine Cava. “He’ll do what’s best for Floridians, not just the politics.”

Crist is no stranger to politics nor the gubernatorial election process, as he was Florida’s 44th Governor from 2007 to 2011.

Cava said the experience and knowledge that Crist has can help Democrats beat current Gov. Ron DeSantis come November.

“He is our trusted voice across the state,” said Cava. “Floridians know him for his kindness, for his compassion, and his willingness to work across the aisle.”

Crist spent most of his time on stage at the rally criticizing DeSantis and spoke about how he would do things differently if elected.

“It almost seems like he goes to bed every night thinking about what group can I beat up on tomorrow,” he said. “Really, he is a divider, and he’s tearing our state apart. I am a uniter, and I want to bring our Florida together.”

The main opponent Crist faces in the Democratic primaries is Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried.

Fried held a press conference in front of DeSantis’ mansion Tuesday morning.

“As governor, I promise you that I will work across the aisle to implement the will of the people,” said Fried.

She also focused on the current governor and said she believes that she could help unify the state.

“We have to stop seeing the other political parties as enemies and find that common ground,” said Fried. “We have to stop waging culture wars and [work on] fixing our broken system.”

Both Fried and Crist are hoping to take on DeSantis this coming November but need to follow through in the primaries.

Early voting for the primaries has already begun and ends Aug. 21.

Election day for the primaries will take place Aug. 23.

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