DeSantis-Crist Debate Re-Scheduled for Monday Oct. 24 in Fort Pierce
Florida - Monday October 17, 2022: The gubernatorial debate between GOP Governor Ron DeSantis and his democratic challenger Charlie Crist has been re-scheduled.
It was originally set to take place at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Wednesday October 12 however Hurricane Ian forced a postponement until Monday October 24 at the same venue.
The rescheduled debate will air statewide as initially planned beginning at 7 p.m.
In our region, the debate will be carried live by WPEC News-12 in West Palm Beach.
There will be no audience, and no tickets are being sold for the debate.
It will be the only scheduled debate between the candidates for governor in Florida.
The debate will occur after mail-in voting has already begun, and with early voting starting in many parts of Florida the same day as the debate.
Crist has trailed DeSantis in most public opinion polls.
The Fort Pierce Police Department advises that road closures in downtown Fort Pierce will begin at 3 PM and remain in effect until 11 PM. The public is asked to limit traffic in the area.