Florida Newspaper Calls for Four-Way Debates in Gubernatorial Contest

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

The Lakeland Ledger called for three statewide debates this fall between Democrat Alex Sink, Republican Rick Scott and independent candidates Lawton “Bud” Chiles and economist Farid A. Khavari of Miami.

In yesterday’s editorial, the Ledger said that all four candidates should have an opportunity to discuss Florida’s future.

Sink, the state’s chief financial officer who cruised to an easy victory against little-known yet feisty challenger Brian P. Moore in Tuesday’s primary, has been leading multimillionaire Rick Scott in recent polls and is generally believed to have benefited from the nasty slugfest between Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum in the GOP primary, a particularly brutal campaign that was bitterly contested by both sides.


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