FL22: Allen West to Debate Ron Klein

Rep. Ron Klein (D-FL) has agreed to debate Allen West, the Iraq war veteran who’s running as a Republican challenger in Florida’s 22nd District.

According to the West campaign, the debate will be Oct. 20 at the Boca Pointe Country Club, and will be moderated by reporters from the Boca Raton News, the Palm Beach Post and the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The debate presents a big opportunity for West, a retired Army lieutenant-colonel who’s gotten shockingly little support from the GOP establishment in his campaign to upset Klein, a freshman Democrat who reportedly had a 10-to-1 financial advantage as of early August.

West is one of the candidates discussed in a South Florida Times story today about black Republicans.

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