Mast, Perkins to debate on live TV Oct. 5 in Palm Beach Gardens

Mast, Perkins to debate on live TV Oct. 5 in Palm Beach Gardens

Republican Brian Mast (left) and Democrat Randy Perkins.

Mast (l), Perkins

Carla Spalding

Spalding

Two candidates for U.S. Congress District 18 have agreed to a debate.

Republican Brian Mast and Democrat Randy Perkins will face off from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens.

The debate, hosted by the  Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and Palm Beach State College’s Student Government Association, will air live on WPEC-TV Channel 12.

The moderator and media panel haven&;t yet been announced.

Mast and Perkins, who are virtually tied in recent polls at about 40 percent each, defeated five and two opponents, respectively, in the Aug. 30 primary for the seat U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, vacated to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida.

&8220;No party&8221; candidate Carla Spalding, who is polling 6 percent, is not listed as participating. A spokesperson for the chamber couldn&8217;t immediately say if she was invited.

 




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