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DAVIE (CBSMiami) — A Broward County College student who says she went in to Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate undecided says she is still undecided.
“I feel like they were just trying to have a pretty story to show people just to get votes, but that they were not really tackling what people were asking them,” said student Sophia Louissant. “I am still undecided because I fell neither one of them answered what was asked of them.”
Although she walked away from the debate disappointed fellow student William Martin felt the opposite.
“During this debate I easily got swayed by Charlie Crist…because of his valid points he made about too much testing in public education,” said Martin. “I pretty much decided already from the moment when Rick Scott refused to come out because of a fan,” said another student.
A fan that Crist had at his podium that reportedly prompted Governor Scott to refuse to come to the stage initially.
“In the debate agreement there wasn’t supposed to be any electronics on stage whether it was an iPad or a fan and he chose to ignore the rules and bring it up on the stage,” said US Senator Marco Rubio.
“Obviously there was only one governor on the stage tonight and and that was Charlie Crist. Rick Scott has been a no show for Floridians and he was ready to be a no show tonight. He has to distract from his terrible record by throwing a tantrum over. A fan. Really,” said Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
“I just didn’t see a point in it,” said Louissant.
Despite a seemingly rocky start, Republicans and Democrats both claimed a victory and said the choice is clear.
CBS4’s Summer Knowles asked University of South Florida Politics and Government Professor Susan MacManus, “In your professional opinion, who won tonight?”
MacManus responded, “The fan. The fan won because that’s going to get the most attention. I guarantee you are going to see ads on both sides of that issue as well.”
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