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Children's Movement Airs Ad Urging Scott to Debate


Tallahassee, FL – A child advocacy group is touring Florida, drawing thousands and calling for Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott to debate Democrat Alex Sink on children's issues. Margie Menzel reports.

The Children's Movement of Florida, with 11 stops down and 4 to go, is poised to pass the 10,000 mark in attendance. It's also scheduled an Oct. 16 debate to which Sink has agreed and Scott has not. So the group is airing a TV ad in Broward County, home of Scott's campaign, in which two kids urge the candidates to participate so voters will know where they stand.

"We need to know what the next governor of Florida will do for the children." "Our parents want to know." "Our grandparents want to know." "Our teachers want to know." "And the voters of Florida want to know." [Dave Lawrence: "What could possibly be more important to a candidate for governor than our children?"] "See you there, Mr. Scott." "See you there, Ms. Sink."

The group is also asking supporters to call Scott's campaign, urging him to participate. But the debate will take place whether Scott commits or not. The tour ends this week with stops in Jacksonville on Monday, Broward on Tuesday, Miami-Dade on Wednesday and Key West on Thursday.