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
4521 PGA Blvd #412
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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.
United States Senator