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Rally 2012

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WSRE Presents "Rally 2012" – Live, Televised Local Candidate Forum

Pensacola, Fla. – WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has scheduled the General Election edition of “Rally 2012,” a live, televised candidate forum. The program will air on WSRE over two nights —Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. and Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. and will focus on the November 6 General Election featuring local candidates from races in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties, as well as the Congressional race for District 1. The program will be moderated by Drexel Gilbert, local reporter and Sandra Averhart, WUWF News Director.

Tentative lineup of local races to be covered include:
Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m.
U.S. Congress – District 1
Escambia County Sheriff             
Escambia County Property Appraiser
Escambia County Tax Collector
Escambia County Superintendent of Schools
Okaloosa County Commissioner – District 1
Santa Rosa County Sheriff
Escambia County Commissioner – District 1
Escambia County Commissioner – District 3
Escambia County Commissioner – District 5

“Rally 2012” is co-produced by WSRE and the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area and Okaloosa County. The purpose of “Rally 2012” is to give citizens an unbiased look at the candidates vying to represent them and learn where they stand on the important issues that affect them. WSRE provides the program as a public service and encourages all citizens to participate in exercising their constitutional right to vote.

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast
WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit


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