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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.… Read more ...

A Pair of Three-Way Races in Florida

Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

Lawton “Bud” Chiles, the son of the late governor and senator, announced Thursday he is running for governor of Florida with no party affiliation.

Chiles said as an independent, he’ll take no money from political parties, political action committees or “big corporations.”

Florida is now the only state in the nation with two very active and credible statewide independent campaigns.… Read more ...