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WSRE to Air Live "Rally" Candidate Forums for Upcoming Special Elections

Pensacola, Fla. — WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area, will co-produce and televise two live candidate forums for the upcoming special election for the Florida House District 2 seat, previously held by the late Clay Ford. "Rally: Special Election" will feature primary candidates on Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. and general election candidates on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Voters will soon go to the polls for a Special Primary Election on May 14, 2013, and a Special General Election on June 11, 2013. Longtime news reporter Drexel Gilbert will host.

Confirmed participating candidates for the primary election edition of "Rally: Special Election" on Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. include:

Ed Gray, III – Republican
Mike Hill – Republican
Scott Miller – Republican
Jack Nobles – Republican
David Radcliffe – Republican
Mark Taylor – Republican

Democrat Jeremy Lau will be joined by the winner of the Republican primary on the Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m. general election edition of "Rally: Special Election."

The purpose of "Rally: Special Election" 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, a service of Pensacola State College, 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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