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Kentucky Senate Candidates to Debate on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Fox Broadcast Channel and Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Sunday” will host a live debate between the two U.S. Senate candidates from Kentucky, Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul. The debate is slated for Sunday, October 3, with anchor Chris Wallace moderating.

The New York Times reports that there will be no audience, and that Wallace will be the only one asking questions. FNC will be partnering with local Fox affiliate Fox 41 on the debate, with the local station hosting the program that week.

Earlier this year, Wallace moderated a debate between the Florida Republican hopefuls, Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio. Rubio won the primary, and Crist is now running as an independent.

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First MTP Debate Series Matchup Cancelled

meet-the-press-logo.jpgThe first of Meet the Press‘ in-studio 2010 debate series has been called off.

The kickoff event — a Florida Senate face-off — was to have been held tomorrow, featuring Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio (Independent candidate Charlie Crist had declined to participate).

“We have to cancel our Florida Senate Debate this Sunday,” reads an update on MTP‘s Facebook page. “Sadly, Marco Rubio’s dad is very ill. We’ll try to reschedule.”

The Miami Herald reports that Rubio’s 83 year-old father has emphysema and lung cancer and that his health deteriorated this week. “As a result,” a Rubio spokesman says, “Marco plans to stay with his father and family during this time, and will be unable to participate in this Sunday’s debate on Meet the Press.”

Instead tomorrow, MTP will feature its main guests — Sen. Lindsey Graham and political strategist David Plouffe — and a new “all-star roundtable” featuring CNBC’s Erin Burnett, among others.

CNN’s Candy Crowley to Moderate Florida Senate Debate

Crowley_8.28.bmpCNN’s Candy Crowley will moderate a debate featuring the three candidates for U.S. Senate from Florida, just 10 days before the election.

The debate, co-sponsored by the St. Petersburg Times and the University of South Florida, will air during “State of the Union,” Sunday, Oct. 24.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I), Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) and Marco Rubio (R) will take part in the debate live from USF’s Tampa campus.

Fox News Has DNC Ad Pulled from YouTube

Fox News Channel has made a claim with YouTube that this rapid response ad from the DNC be removed. Late today it was. The ad, which went up on YouTube yesterday, is about the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Florida between Gov. Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio. Because the ad featured copyrighted footage throughout, FNC had enough of an argument to pull the ad.

Since pushing play will do you no good, I’ll tell you what you would have seen: the ad was made up entirely of Crist’s interview with Greta Van Susteren from the other night during which the Gov. criticized Rubio for spending $130 on a haircut and even joked that he may have also gotten a back wax. Cutouts of Rubio pop up with a back wax sound effect.

The latest polling has Rubio up by a whopping 34 points.

Florida Prepares For Fay

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Tropical Storm Fay is moving away from Cuba and heading toward the Florida keys. CNN and FNC carried live a news conference with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist this morning. He is telling Keys residents and tourists to prepare for the potential of a category 1 hurricane when it makes landfall in the next 24 hours.

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Fox And Their Florida Friends

F&FTeen_8.1.bmpFox & Friends isn’t just another news entertainment program that “does some news” (read here for that inference), but the show is also being hailed for helping a young woman get the medical coverage she desperately needed.

19-year-old Caitlin White had extensive brain surgery (her brain was actually falling through the bottom of her skull) but her insurance company was not going to cover the $113,000 bill until FNC’s Peter Johnson, Jr. got involved. Fox & Friends aired several segments on Caitlin’s story, and Johnson went all the way to the top to help the Bartow, Florida teen, calling up Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist’s call to Aetna was enough for the insurer to pick up the tab.

“If a call from the Governor’s office can make a little bit of a difference to help someone like Caitlin, it’s an honor to do that,” Crist said yesterday during an appearance on F&F along with Caitlin and her mother.