As Minnesota candidates for governor and senator ducked debates earlier in this campaign season, their partisans echoed the party line: Nothing new ever comes from debates.
Which is news in Florida where viewers in the gubernatorial debate got a great chance to size up the character and quality of their would-be leaders last night.
It was seven minutes before Gov. Rick Scott made it to the stage.
Related: Vermont Gubernatorial Debate Highlights (Business Insider).
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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