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From Iraq to dog leashes:Dist 9 debate airs tonight

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BbdebateThere was no provocateur like Chris Matthews or Max Linn in the face-off between Phyllis Busansky (D) & Gus Bilirakis (R), but the WEDU moderator, Rob Lorei, did manage to eke out some refreshing spontaneity.  Plus, the long-awaited debate provides the only chance to see the two District 9 candidates engage each other directly. Busansky and Bilirakis sound-off on Iraq, Medicare-D, property insurance, social security taxes & dog leashes. Normally, a single 24-minute debate one week before election day might seem like too little, too late. But in this case, a quick glimpse may be all voters need to size up the differences. (Full story is here, a preview from Bay News 9 is  here)

The debate airs tonight on WEDU at 8:30 p.m 

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:35pm]

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