Bay News 9 firms up details for next week's debates for GOP AG and Democratic U.S. Senate candidates

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Bay News 9 and our sister station in Orlando, News 13, will host candidates running for Senate and Florida Attorney General.

These important political match ups will be broadcast in two Florida Decides specials in August.

Republican candidates for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Jeff Kottkamp and Holly Benson will debate Sunday, August 1st at 8pm.

Leading Democratic candidates for Senate, Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene, will go head-to-head Monday, August 2nd at 8pm.

Both one hour shows will be hosted by Bay News 9’s Al Ruecheland Orlando’s News 13, Scott Harris and will feature live web polls and reaction from viewers via our web center.

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