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DeSantis-Crist debate is now scheduled for Oct. 24

By: - October 10, 2022 12:44 pm

The Florida Governor’s Mansion. Credit: Florida Dept. of Management Services

The Florida gubernatorial debate between Governor Ron DeSantis and challenger Charlie Crist hosted by CBS12 News has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 24.

The debate, which was originally scheduled for October 12 in West Palm Beach, was postponed due to Hurricane Ian. It is the only scheduled debate between the two candidates.

A spokeswoman for the DeSantis campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“This debate is important. Florida voters deserve a chance to hear from both candidates in the race to determine who will lead our state for the next four years,” Crist said in a written statement. “Voters also deserve to hear Gov. DeSantis defend his extremist anti-woman, anti-choice, anti-freedom agenda.”

Republican DeSantis is seeking a second term as governor. Crist served in a variety of state offices, including governor, as a Republican before winning election to the U.S. House as a Democrat. He resigned early from his seat to concentrate on the governor’s race.

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Michael Moline
Michael Moline

Michael Moline has covered politics and the legal system for more than 30 years. He is a former managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal and former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal. He began his career covering the Florida Capitol for United Press International. More recently, he wrote for Florida Politics.