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Mack to skip another GOP primary debate



Connie Mack, who already said he won't participate in a Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Florida PBS debate, is also not committed to a Leadership Florida debate.

The debate is set for July 24 at Tallahassee Community College (The Times' is July 26) and confirmed attendees are George LeMieux, Dave Weldon and Mike McCalister. "The debate partnership awaits confirmation from Congressman Connie Mack to round out the primary debate lineup," reads a news release.

But Mack's campaign tells us he won't participate. "We look forward to debating liberal Bill Nelson throughout this campaign," spokesman David James said.

Leadership Florida and its partners, which include the Florida Press Association, said it will hold a general election debate Oct. 17 from the campus of Nova Southeastern University.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:19pm]


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