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Florida governor's race: Debate between Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist airs on TV this evening

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist are candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida. Photos: WMFE News
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist are candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida. Photos: WMFE News

A broadcast of the one and only debate between the two Democratic candidates vying to take on Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is 7 p.m. today, July 21..

The candidates are Democratic Congressman Charlie Crist of St. Petersburg, who is a former Republican governor, and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. 

Fried is the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida.

She has gone after Crist about his record from his time as a Republican before 2010,  and about a statement in April that he is, quote, “pro-life” though, he says, he strongly supports a woman’s right to choose.

Between the two, Crist leads in the polls. And his campaign has largely avoided Fried, focusing instead on DeSantis.

You can watch the debate  on NBC6-dot-com, Telemundo channels in Florida, and several NBC stations, including WESH-2 in Central Florida.

Produced with assistance from the Public Media Journalists Association Editor Corps funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

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Joe Byrnes