Who Won the District 19 Republican Debate?
Republican Candidate Debate – Florida Congressional District 19
In a bid to fill the void left by the resignation of Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler, the Boca Raton Republican Club hosted a candidates debate at 6:30 pm on Monday Dec. 14, 2009, at the Boca Raton Marriott, 5151 Town Center Circle. The South Florida 9-12 Project was invited to participate, and Ed Fulop served as timekeeper for the event.
After a shaky start where the timekeeping rules regarding answers and rebuttals was changed several times, it proceeded with each candidate allowed equal time to answer every question. All the candidates made a good showing and took positions that were appreciated by the audience of several hundred. There were some differences in their approach to the issues though and we encourage readers to give their thoughts on the debate as comments on this post. Who do you think “won” the debate? Who was strongest on the economy, energy, foreign policy? Did anyone catch mistakes made by the candidates? Give us your thoughts!
The territory of the District 19 congressional seat stretches across Broward and Palm Beach counties, and the three Republicans running in the February primary are Joe Budd, Edward Lynch, and Curt Price.