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“RALLY 2016” is produced by WSRE in cooperation with both the Okaloosa County and Pensacola Bay Area Leagues of Women Voters. The purpose of “RALLY 2016” is to give the Northwest Florida community of viewers an unbiased look at the candidates and an opportunity to hear each candidate’s responses to questions on current issues. WSRE provides the program as a public service and encourages all citizens to vote.

The following races will be included in the “RALLY” general election broadcast at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26:

·         Florida House District 1
·         Florida House District 2
·         Escambia County Commissioner District 1
·         Escambia County Commissioner District 3
·         Escambia County Sheriff
·         Escambia County Tax Collector
·         Escambia County School Superintendent
·         Santa Rosa County Commissioner District 3

In an effort to be fair to candidates, and in compliance with federal election laws as they apply to federal races, an agreed-upon set of objective criteria were established. Candidates were required to satisfy the criteria in order to receive an invitation to appear on “RALLY.”

WSRE will offer a special edition of “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” in which U.S. First Congressional District candidates will be interviewed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. This effort is in keeping with the spirit of encouraging an informed electorate before Election Day.

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Candidate Criteria to Appear on RALLY 2016

WSRE Candidate Invitation Criteria for RALLY 2016 Primary and General Election Candidate Forum were published here on Monday, June 6, 2016.

A candidate running in the primary election will be invited to appear, individually and/or together with other qualifying candidates for the same office, if he or she can demonstrate satisfaction of the three criteria before 5:00 pm CST on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

A candidate running in the general election will be invited to appear, individually and/or together with other qualifying candidates for the same office, if he or she can demonstrate satisfaction of the four criteria before 5:00 pm CST on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Candidates must demonstrate satisfaction of the criteria to Kasey Jones via e-mail wsreadmin@wsre.org

Click on the corresponding seal to access the criteria details.

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Primary Election Criteria: US Congress District 1

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General Election Criteria: US Congress District 1

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Primary Election Criteria: Florida Senate Districts 1 and 2; Florida House Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4

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General Election Criteria: Florida Senate Districts 1 and 2; Florida House Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4

Primary Election Criteria: Sheriff, County Commissioner, School Board, School Superintendent and Property Appraiser

General Election Criteria: Sheriff, County Commissioner, School Board, School Superintendent and Property Appraiser

Primary Election Criteria: Sheriff, County Commissioner, School Board and School Superintendent

General Election Criteria: Sheriff, County Commissioner, School Board and School Superintendent

Primary Election Criteria: Sheriff, County Commissioner, School Superintendent and Tax Collector

General Election Criteria: Sheriff, County Commissioner, School Superintendent and Tax Collector

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Watch Previous Rally Broadcast:

October 6, 2014

October 8, 2014

Santa Rosa County and Congressional Races
July 21, 2014

Okaloosa County and State Races
July 22, 2014

Escambia County Races
July 24, 2014

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