Marco Challenges Murphy to 6 Debates

Following an impressive primary victory, Marco today challenged Patrick Murphy to six media-sponsored live debates between now and Election Day. In a letter to Murphy, Marco stressed the importance of voters knowing where each candidate stands on the critical issues we face today.

Read the letter below:

August 31, 2016

Patrick Murphy
4521 PGA Blvd #412
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Dear Patrick,

Congratulations on your primary victory.

This election comes at a pivotal time for our state and our nation. From domestic issues here at home, to foreign policy and national security, I believe the challenges we face today are as important as they are complex.

Despite our differences, I hope we can both agree that voters deserve to know where we stand on the important issues of our time.

In 2010, all three candidates for the U.S. Senate – Kendrick Meek, Charlie Crist and myself – agreed that Floridians deserved a discussion and debate about the future of our state and nation that went beyond 30-second ads and TV news soundbites. To that end, we all agreed to a series of live televised debates – six in all – hosted by various media outlets.

I am writing because when it comes to a debate about our future, I believe Floridians today deserve no less than what they received in 2010. Therefore, I am asking you to join me in committing to six media-sponsored live debates between now and Election Day. Just as we did in 2010, at least one of these debates should be sponsored by a Spanish language media outlet.

I hope you accept this offer and I look forward to your response.


Marco Rubio
United States Senator

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