CNN to air Florida, New Hampshire debates

Scott Brown hits Shaheen, Obama on ISIS
Scott Brown hits Shaheen, Obama on ISIS

    JUST WATCHED

    Scott Brown hits Shaheen, Obama on ISIS

MUST WATCH

Scott Brown hits Shaheen, Obama on ISIS 02:36
Competing visions for the future and differences in how to govern will be debated by candidates in two of the most closely watched midterm election contests that will air later this month on CNN.
Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, will face former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Democrat, in the final debate of the Florida governor's race on October 21. The hour-long debate will air exclusively at 7 p.m. ET on CNN and WJXT and take place in WJXT's studios in Jacksonville, Florida. CNN's Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent and anchor of CNN's "The Lead," will moderate with WJXT anchor Kent Justice joining in the questioning.
In New Hampshire, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, will face former Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, in a debate that will occur less than two weeks before Election Day. The hour-long October 23 debate will air exclusively at 7 p.m. ET on CNN and NH1 and take place in NH1's studios in Concord, New Hampshire. CNN's Wolf Blitzer, lead political anchor and anchor of "The Situation Room," will co-moderate the debate with NH1 anchor and political director Paul Steinhauser.
Poll: Shaheen, Brown all tied up in N.H.
Poll: Shaheen, Brown all tied up in N.H.

    JUST WATCHED

    Poll: Shaheen, Brown all tied up in N.H.

MUST WATCH

Poll: Shaheen, Brown all tied up in N.H. 01:54
Governor masters political doublespeak
Governor masters political doublespeak

    JUST WATCHED

    Governor masters political doublespeak

MUST WATCH

Governor masters political doublespeak 03:10
Obama's foot-in-mouth midterm remarks
Obama's foot-in-mouth midterm remarks

    JUST WATCHED

    Obama's foot-in-mouth midterm remarks

MUST WATCH

Obama's foot-in-mouth midterm remarks 00:27
Criteria for Florida debate
To be invited to the Florida Gubernatorial General Election Debate telecast by CNN/WJXT, a candidate must meet the following three criteria:
1. Debate participant must achieve an average of at least 15% in two* scientific, public-opinion telephone polls of Florida voters conducted for a recognized, nonpartisan national or Florida news or polling organization between August 27, 2014, and October 14, 2014.
*The two polls need to be conducted by two different nonpartisan, national or Florida news or polling organizations recognized by CNN to determine eligibility for participation in the debate.
2. Debate participant must have established a campaign that includes at least one full-time paid staff member.
3. Debate participant must have at least one recognized central campaign headquarters.
Criteria for New Hampshire debate
To be invited to the New Hampshire Senate General Election Debate telecast by CNN/NH1 News, a candidate must meet the following three criteria:
1. Debate participant must achieve an average of at least 15% in two* scientific, public opinion telephone polls of New Hampshire voters conducted for a recognized, nonpartisan national or New Hampshire news or polling organization between September 9, 2014, and October 16, 2014.
*The two polls need to be conducted by two different nonpartisan, national or New Hampshire news or polling organizations recognized by CNN to determine eligibility for participation in the debate.
2. Debate participant must have established a campaign that includes at least one full-time paid staff member.
3. Debate participant must have at least one recognized central campaign headquarters.