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Nan Rich wants to debate Charlie Crist

In the race for the FloridaDemocratic nominee for governorit is Nan Rich the Florida Senate Minority Leader, of Weston, as the challenger and former GOP Governorof Florida Charlie Crist who is now a Democrat and the true front runner. At the moment Crist is the great "Silver haired hope," from St. Petersburg and while Rich has served the party well in the past Crist seems to be the person that most of states Democrats like to return to Tallahassee.

So, one would expect Rich to do exactly what she did this week and that is to challenge Crist to debate her on statewide television as many times as possible.

Civic leaders inBroward County has offered to host the first debate but at this time there is no answer from either camp as to if there is any interest.In a letter to Crist and Rich earlier this month, they said theyd like to hold a debate at Broward Colleges Bailey Concert Hall on theDaviecampus. If the candidates agree, the two organizations would handle all the logistics.

The invite came fromMike Colodny, chairman of the Broward Days organization, and J. David Armstrong, president ofBroward College.

While it may be a good idea for Rich to debate don't expect Crist who has a commanding lead in the polls to be in any hurry to take her up on her offer. There could be one or perhaps two debates before the primary but that is it and for now Rich will have to fight Crist in the press.


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