Empty stage? Florida’s political class isn’t exactly rushing to participate in campaign debates this year. Credit: Infrogmation via Wikimedia Commons
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With the general election less than three months away, Florida voters may not get many opportunities to watch candidates square off with each other before TV cameras — or offer any sense of their characters or how they interact with opponents.
Candidates from both major political parties are choosing to ditch televised debates, according to Susan MacManus, professor emerita of politics at the University of South Florida. That could leave voters reliant on political advertisements and
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