Politics & Policy

Greene and Meek Facing Off in Final Democratic Senate Debate

Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene, rivals for the Democratic Senate nomination, are about to face off in Orlando for their second debate, to be aired tonight at 8 p.m. EST.

There’s plenty to talk about. Since they last sparred in West Palm Beach on June 22, questions have arisen about Greene’s trip to Cuba, his real estate business practices, and his yachting with Mike Tyson.

Expect Meek to push Greene on these issues, and expect Greene to suggest that Meek is simply trying to deflect criticism from his own questions of corruption.

In a way, this race is a parallel to the GOP’s Scott-McCollum gubernatorial primary: an established politician being challenged by a self-funded outsider surrounded by scandal.

Hopefully, the moderator of today’s debate will more vigilant than the moderator of the Scott-McCollum debate was last week about keeping the candidates on topic and off each other — otherwise this event may sink into the mud just as quickly as that one did.

The event is being taped at 2 p.m., so online debate coverage will precede the public’s ability to view the actual video. The debate will, though, be streamed over the Interwebs to coincide with the over-the-airwaves transmission later tonight. Look for the link here around 7 p.m. EST.

UPDATE: The video page now says footage will be posted by 8 p.m. EST, so look for it here shortly thereafter.

UPDATE: Video page now reads 8:30 p.m. EST.

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