Charlie Crist’s campaign manager absent 20 days before election
Sydney Throop, a former member of Crist’s staff, will take the helm.
Veteran employee and campaign manager Austin Durrer goes away by Charlie Christ gubernatorial campaign with less than three weeks until Election Day, and with Florida voters already submitting mail-in ballots.
sydney Throopwho guided Crist’s previous congressional campaigns and led day-to-day operations for his gubernatorial bid, takes the helm.
“Austin Durrer has left the campaign to focus on a family business,” campaign spokesperson Samantha Ramirez said.
Although the campaign faces long odds, the campaign insists that Durrer’s departure has nothing to do with the state of the campaign.
Although things briefly improved in August and early September for Democrats across the country this midterm cycle, the tide has turned back toward the GOP in recent weeks.
FiveThirtyEight is currently putting Gov. Ron DeSantis 7 percentage points in front of Christ. The Cook Policy Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball both placed the Florida governor’s race in the “probably republican“ Category. And a recent Mason-Dixon Polling survey had preempted DeSantis two digits.
Whether this departure will impact the outcome of the general election is open to interpretation. Such a move so soon before an election usually doesn’t bode well, but it’s likely that one person wouldn’t be able to change the dynamics of this race.