President Joe Biden campaigned in Florida for Democrat candidates one week before the midterm elections. He barely mentioned his loudest critic, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Biden attended events in Broward County and Miami this week for Charlie Crist and Val Demings. Both Crist, who is running for governor, and Demings, who is running for senate against Sen. Marco Rubio, trail in polls.

Although Biden said that DeSantis was "Donald Trump incarnate" at a fundraiser in Golden Beach, Florida, he steered clear of DeSantis during a later rally at Florida International University in Miami.

Biden and DeSantis had been on good terms in the wake of Hurricane Ian, which ravaged parts of Florida.

Biden made no mention of DeSantis and his battle with Disney or the governor's fight against childhood COVID-19 vaccines. There was no mention of how DeSantis is working to limit and control how race, gender, and sexual orientation are taught in Florida schools.

Biden instead focused on the accomplishments of Democrats and warned about the dangers of "Mega-MAGA Republicans" and reserved his criticism for Republicans like Sen. Rick Scott. Although Scott isn't on the ballot for this November, he chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Two other Republicans he mentioned by name were Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who suggested that Congress should annually approve Medicare and Social Security spending, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, who has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

The focus on Scott and his policy proposals instead of 2024 presidential hopeful DeSantis is glaring. Biden and DeSantis have been at odds since Biden entered the White House two years ago.

DeSantis is a current favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, especially if former President Donald Trump stands down from a 2024 White House run.

Crist has been louder in his criticism of his opponent. "Ron is tearing us apart, attacking anyone who doesn't look like him, doesn't act like him, doesn't think like him," said Crist on Tuesday.

The former governor was once a Republican and has taken a page out of Biden's playback by running his campaign with an emphasis on his political experience and making promises of a unified Florida.

Biden praised Crist at the rally. "He'll make an even better governor again because of who he'll be replacing," Biden said.

DeSantis appeared on Fox News's "Hannity" and joked that Biden coming to Florida was "an in-kind contribution to my campaign."