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Rubio stays after Crist: Let's debate



Marco Rubio really wants to debate Charlie Crist. He has been asking for months. Now again in a letter:

Dear Eric (Eikenberg):

Unfortunately, Governor Crist has shown no interest in debating Marco thus far. Instead, the media has widely reported on behind-the-scenes maneuvering by your campaign to attack Marco and his record. Today, the National Journal’s On Call reports that, “FL Gov. Charlie Crist will step up his direct engagements with his opponent. … Crist will attack former FL House Speaker Marco Rubio.”

Marco welcomes the challenge and invites Governor Crist to reconsider his reluctance to directly engage in face-to-face debates. In light of Governor Crist’s “governing” commitments, we would be happy to work with you to formalize a debate schedule that will help our campaigns rise above the typical 30-second commercials, slick slogans and bumper stickers that define too many of our country’s political contests.


Pat Shortridge, Senior Advisor, Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:06pm]


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