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WINK News to air Congressional District 19 debate Aug. 16

By Staff | Aug 9, 2016

WINK News invites the public to attend the 19th Congressional District Debate to be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Lee County School District headquarters in Fort Myers.

All of the candidates running in the race for U.S. House of Representatives 19th District have accepted the WINK News invitation to debate.

“Voters will choose who will be the voice of Southwest Florida in the congressional seat left open by Curt Clawson. There’s a lot at stake and WINK NEWS is proud to provide this opportunity to hear from all of the candidates, unfiltered, on the issues affecting our communities,” says WINK News Director Tom Doerr in a prepared statement.

WINK News Anchor Chris Cifatte, who will moderate the debate, adds “this is the voters’ opportunity to get past all the political advertisement talking points and hear the candidates give real answers to our impactful questions.”

WINK News is partnering with the Lee School District to carry the debate live on the Lee Schools educational channels: YouTube.com/leeschoolstv, Comcast channel 99 and CenturyLink channel 89. The debate will air live on 92.5 Fox News Radio and stream live at WINKNEWS.COM. It will also air on WINK TV’s subchannel 11.2.

Participating candidates:

Robert Neeld (D)

Dan Bongino (R)

Chauncey Goss (R)

Francis Rooney (R)

David Byron (Write in)

Timothy Rossano (Write in)

The Lee County School District office is at 2855 Colonial Blvd.