TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Unless a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate can boost his poll numbers in hurry, it looks like it will be only Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist at the Leadership Florida/Florida Press Association debate.
Representatives from the groups said Wednesday that Libertarian Adrian Wyllie won’t be included in the October 15th debate unless a poll shows he has stronger support by the end of the month.READ MORE: CDC Releases New Guidelines For Trial Cruises
Candidates need at least 15 percent support in a credible poll, including the benefit of the poll’s margin of error.
Wyllie’s campaign said it would fight to be included in the debate and noted the same groups used to set 10 percent support in a poll as the qualifying number, plus the benefit of margin of error.
That was raised after a Reform Party candidate nearly won a court battle to participate in a 2006 gubernatorial debate.READ MORE: South Florida Streets Packed For Cinco De Mayo, First Big Holiday Since Governor Lifted Local COVID Restrictions
The “Decision 2014: Before You Vote” statewide debate is set to take place at Broward College from 7pm to 8pm in Davie. CBS4 is producing the one hour debate which will be televised live statewide.
The format will be question and answer, as candidates face a panel of Florida journalists, moderated by CBS4 Anchor Eliott Rodriguez.
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