TV station sets Alan Grayson vs. Patrick Murphy debate

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Get ready for a debate.

Channel 9 Eyewitness News announced Monday it will host a debate between Reps. Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson on Aug. 12. The two men are the leading Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, and the debate comes about two weeks before the Aug. 30 primary.

The debate will be moderated by Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth. According to the station, the debate will touch on national security, economic issues at the state and national level, and the environment.

In a statement on the station’s website Paul Curran, vice president and general manager of WFTV Channel 9 and WRDQ TV-27, called the debate an “important opportunity for our viewers to hear directly from the leading Democratic candidates on where they stand” on key issues.

The debate will be a special edition of Central Florida Spotlight, and will take place inside the WFTV studios. It airs at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12. Viewers can watch on WFTV Channel 9, or watch online on