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Candidates in Crucial Race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District to Meet for Debate on Oct. 27
“Showdown on the I-4 Corridor” will be last chance to see candidates in joint appearance before election
Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2010) – Candidates in the hotly contested race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District seat will meet in a debate on Oct. 27 cosponsored by the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and the Orlando Sentinel. The debate, titled the “Showdown on the I-4 Corridor” and occurring less than a week before the Nov. 2 election, will be held at the Winter Park Civic Center at 7 p.m.
Incumbent Alan Grayson (D) and candidates Peg Dunmire (Tea Party) and George Metcalfe (Independent) have confirmed their participation in the debate. Daniel Webster, the Republican candidate, has also been invited.
The debate is free and open to the public and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Winter Park Civic Center is located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park.
“This is an important race in an important election for Florida and the nation,” said Dr. Leticia Diaz, dean of the Barry School of Law. “Planning and cosponsoring the debate is a great learning experience for our students and helps the law school achieve one of its missions to be a responsible member of the Central Florida community.”
“This bellwether race is being watched across the nation,” said Kim Shepard, the honorary chair of the Barry University School of Law’s student-led Public Leadership Initiative, which is organizing the debate. “We expect a lively discussion that will help citizens in the district make an informed decision.”
The debate will be the first event planned by the newly formed Public Leadership Initiative at the Barry School of Law.
“I’m eager to watch the democratic process unfold,” said John Berry, a second-year student at the Barry School of Law and a member of the school’s Public Leadership Initiative. “Organizing the debate has given us the opportunity to work with many leaders in Central Florida.”
About Barry Law School
Established in 1999, the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law offers a quality legal education in a caring, diverse environment. A Catholic-oriented institution, Barry Law School challenges students to accept intellectual, personal, ethical, spiritual, and social responsibilities, and commits itself to assuring an atmosphere of religious freedom. Barry Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has a current enrollment of more than 700 students from around the world.
The Orlando Sentinel is planning to steam it live on their website (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/)
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LIBERTARIAN AND CONSERVATIVE PARTY’S ENDORSE TEA PARTY NOMINEE PEG DUNMIRE FOR CONGRESS
(Orlando) The Conservative Party of Florida and the Libertarian Party of Orange County have formally endorsed Tea Party nominee Peg Dunmire for the 8th Congressional District.
The formal endorsements were made by Vicki Kirkland, Chairman, Libertarian Party of Florida and Vice Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Orange County and Ron Eldridge, State Chairman of the Florida Conservative Party.
“I am pleased to have the endorsements of two of the most conservative – pro-Liberty political parties in Florida. It shows the momentum of my candidacy among voters that can discern the difference between the candidates in this district,” stated Dunmire.
To date, Dunmire volunteers have knocked on over 20,000 doors in the district and plan to hit another 20,000 before election day.