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Florida Senate and Governor Debates Canceled

By: AP
By: AP

Orlando, Florida (AP) --

The League of Women Voters and PBS havecalled off televised debates in Florida's U.S. Senate and governor's races.

The reason: a lack of candidates.

The sponsors said they'd lined up Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff
of PBS's The NewsHour to moderate the debates Thursday, October 14 in Orlando.

They couldn't, though, get commitments from either Republican,
Senate candidate Marco Rubio and gubernatorial candidate Rick
Scott, nor from Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the GOP to run for the
Senate as an independent.

The two Democrats, Senate candidate Kendrick Meek and
gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink, accepted, but the League and
public TV system don't allow empty chair debates.


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