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Florida State Fairgrounds to host CNN/Tea Party Express debate



The Florida State Fair Authority announced today that the State Fairgrounds in Tampa has been selected as the host site for the September 12, 2011 Republican Presidential Debate hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express.
“We are pleased to be selected as the site of this debate as it fits with our mission of supporting education and community service,” said Chuck Pesano, Executive Director for the Florida State Fair Authority.  “It’s important that we, as citizens, have the opportunity to learn about those running for public office.”


September will be a busy month for Republican presidential debates in Florida. Fox News is sponsoring a Sept. 22 GOP presidential debate in Orlando.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:38pm]


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