Democrat and former Senator Charlie Crist has won the primary election for governor

In Florida and will face Republican Governor Ron DeSantis in November

According to a race call on Tuesday by The Associated Pre

Crist served as a Republican governor in Florida more than a decade ago 

And is now a representative of the Democratic Party in the House of Representative

The primary for state senator has highlighted the divide within the Democratic Party within the state

Nikki Fried, Crist's challenger, hit her based on her record 

As governor and for changing her position on issues such as abortion

Crist declared a victory Tuesday evening, but he thanked Fried for a very tough campaign

Albeit it was clear his sights were set on DeSanti

The stakes could not be any higher for this election

Our fundamental freedoms literally are on the ballot, my dearest friends