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Dems push for Florida debate

“We’d just really like a debate in Miami.”

Florida Democrats are pushing for the Sunshine State to host a presidential primary debate for the ever-widening 2020 field.

In an email, the Florida Democratic Party has been pushing support for a petition imploring the Democratic National Committee to hold a primary debate in Miami.

“With so many qualified and inspiring Democrats stepping up to run against Trump in 2020, the Democratic primary debates will be more important than ever,” the email said.

The request takes on more importance for Florida after the DNC on Monday picked Milwaukee over Miami-Dade County to host the 2020 party convention.

The Florida Democrats’ petition effort comes as the national party announced it will not hold 2020 presidential primary debates on Fox News.

State party spokeswoman Caroline Rowland said the Florida party has no opinion on the conservative news network hosting debates.

“We’d just really like a debate in Miami,” she added.

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Republished with permission of the News Service of Florida.

The News Service of Florida provides journalists, lobbyists, government officials and other civic leaders with comprehensive, objective information about the activities of state government year-round.

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