Organizers of a statewide televised debate project in Florida’s gubernatorial primary contests announced some changes in an update released today.
The Florida Press Association had previously announced plans to host the Republican gubernatorial candidates on Aug.1st, and the Democratic candidates on Aug. 2nd, in live, 7-8pm statewide televised debates.
Both the Republican Party of Florida and the Florida Democratic Party were notified of the project last March – and letters for participation were sent to all announced candidates in both parties. The Republican Party of Florida recently notified the debate project that its candidates for Governor will only participate in two debates – neither of which is “The Race for Governor.”
The Democratic candidates’ debate is still scheduled to be held on August 2nd – from the studios of production partner WPBF 25, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. The debate will air in all 10 major Florida markets through a consortium of participating broadcast partners.
The Florida Press Association is a nonprofit organization with a purpose to protect the freedoms and advance the professional standards of the press in Florida, with a membership of Florida’s daily and weekly newspapers and online local media. Visit flpress.com to learn more.