Jacksonville, Fl - WOKV, in partnership with ABC News, Politico Florida and Cox Media Group stations WFTV and WDBO, proudly presents a one-on-one debate between U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who are vying for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat.
The live one-hour debate will take place at the University of Central Florida on Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m. and the candidates will answer questions on issues that affect the people of Florida.
Listen live on 104.5 FM, 690 AM, or in the News 104.5 WOKV App.
"The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida will be one of the most watched in the country. This is an opportunity for our viewers to hear directly from Sen. Rubio and Rep. Murphy on where they stand on the key issues facing our region, our country and the world,” said Paul Curran, vice president and general manager of WFTV Channel 9 and WRDQ TV-27. "Our expectation is that both candidates will use this forum to better educate the voting public on their vision for the future.”
"We're delighted to be participating with WFTV in this debate, which comes at an important moment in this potentially pivotal contest,” said Josh Benson, POLITICO States editor.
The debate will be moderated by Jonathan Karl, ABC’s chief White House correspondent, and will be broadcast live on WJAX.
"This is a special election in the Sunshine State. Not only could the race for the White House hinge on Florida, so could control of the United States Senate. This is a state to watch, a race to watch and therefore the debate to watch,” said Caputo.