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Florida Matters: 2014 Gubernatorial Debate

When current Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist met Oct. 15 at Broward College in Davie for their second of three debates, the start was delayed over a disagreement about an electric fan that Crist had at his feet. But beyond that drama, the candidates debated several serious issues. This week on Florida Matters, we bring you the highlights of the debate moderated by Elliot Rodriguez of CBS Miami; Frank Denton, editor of the Florida Times-Union; and Rosemary Goudreau, editorial page editor of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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