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NSU Hosts State-wide Televised Debates for Florida Governor and U.S. Senator


Photo caption: Senatorial candidates Charlie Crist (I), Kendrick Meek (D) and Marco Rubio (R) share a laugh during the first night of debates held at NSU.

NSU was the place to be when the major candidates for the state’s two top posts – Governor and U.S. Senator – were the back-to-back-night main attractions for live statewide-televised debates in both races. It was all part of the “Decision 2010: Before You Vote” project created and produced by the partnership of Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association.

Gubernatorial candidates Alex Sink (D) and Rick Scott (R).

NSU became Florida’s political epicenter as national attention focused on the highest stakes debates of the 2010 year. Gubernatorial candidates Alex Sink (D) and Rick Scott (R)  participated in the first of only two statewide televised debates in the race for Governor on Oct. 20 at NSU’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, in front of an audience of more than 400 – and millions more who watched across Florida. 

The night before, Oct.19, U.S. Senate candidates Kendrick Meek and Marco Rubio – the Democratic and Republican nominees, respectively – along with independent candidate Charlie Crist – debated in the same NSU venue. 

NSU Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D. welcomes the audience to Decision 2010 Debates.

During the Senatorial debate, candidates responded to questions from a panel of Florida journalists, including William March, The Tampa Tribune; Myriam Marquez, The Miami Herald; and Michael Williams, Political Reporter for WFOR-TV, CBS-Ch. 4 in Miami. 

WFOR anchorman Antonio Mora moderated the debates on both nights.

On Oct. 20, the Gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott (R) and Alex Sink (D) answered questions from Florida journalists Kelley Dunn, co-anchor for WPTV Ch. 5, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Antonio Fins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and Adam Smith of the St. Petersburg Times

The live statewide broadcasts of the U.S. Senate and Governor races’ debates were produced by WFOR-TV/Ch. 4, the Miami-Dade/Broward region’s CBS affiliate.