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Dan Gelber asks Pam Bondi for more debates in attorney general race



A week ago, Repbulican Pam Bondi agreed to participate in two debates in the attorney general's race. But her Democratic rival Dan Gelber says two isn't enough.

Gelber is proposing seven or more debates. In a letter sent Thursday to the Bondi campaign, Gelber said "your proposal of two public debates will make it very difficult for many of the voters to learn where each of us stands on the issues." The one point of agreement is the Oct. 16 debate hosted by Bay News 9/Central Florida News 13.

"It is imperative that the people of our state have the opportunity to hear directly from my opponent and me on these important issues and be aware of the very different choices in leadership we will offer," Bondi said in a statement.


[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:28pm]


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