Monday, April 25 at 7pm EDT Rep. David Jolly (R) and Rep. Alan Grayson (D) went head-to-head and answered YOUR questions in a groundbreaking Open Debate moderated by The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur and Independent Journal Review's Benny Johnson.

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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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Will you support avoiding war unless we are attacked or in imminent danger?

We were not in danger of attack from Sadam Husain in Iraq and yet we attacked them and caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people including our own troops.

Submitted by: Eddie from CA
April 20, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Are you for a minimum wage increase on the federal level?

If so, would you bring it up to the poverty level of $15 per hour, even if you believe it should be incremental? If instead you believe it should be incremental, how long until you would make it $15?

Submitted by: Delores P from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
Submitted by: Marty D from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Will you remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act?

Currently 24 states (incl. DC) have passed consumption laws. Removing marijuana from the CSA creates a smaller Fed by letting the States govern and reduces DEA budget requirements.

Submitted by: Matthew Durshimer from FL
April 19, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Do you support Social Security as an entitlement program, it's funds protected?

SocialSecurity has been robbed of funds to balance the budget. It's funds should be protected as they belong to the ppl who have contributed to it all their working lives & rely on it for retirement

Submitted by: Patricia R. from MI
April 20, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Hold the Pentagon responsible for accurate reporting of their expenditures

Pentagon has failed to report how and on what they spend their budget and Congress has done nothing about it.

Submitted by: Edith R. from MI
April 20, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Why can the U.S. afford war but not other programs?

Why is it that the U.S. can afford to increase the military budget every year but we can't find money to pay for tuition free college?

Submitted by: wizafan0 from MD
April 21, 2016, 8:11 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Why don't you call out bribery for what it is instead of saying "donors"?

"Donors", Campaign contributions, and "Citizens United" are coded ways of saying bribes and bribery. Just because it got legalized doesn't UNMAKE it BRIBERY. It's a conflict of interest.

Submitted by: Kandice K Zimbleman from MA
April 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you support Universal Health Care and our right to negotiate drug prices.

We are the only industrialized nation with a 'for profit' health care system and most seniors are terrified of not being able to afford expensive drugs and treatment as they age, which causes stress

Submitted by: eileen from NY
April 24, 2016, 1:39 a.m.
Issue area: Health

What are your thoughts on voter suppression in both parties this election?

Specifically the topic of closed primaries, voters unwillingly being changed from dem to unnafilated, polls opening at noon instead of 6a.m. in lower class neighborhoods, polling stations being closed

Submitted by: Jack Van Lierop
April 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support breaking up corp media, only 6 corps own it all? How

News media has so clearly been sold to the highest bidder, and important information is manipulated, left out, or outright lied about leading to a grossly under/mis-informed public.

Submitted by: mars54 from AZ
April 20, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

How much money has the US borrowed from Social Security? What's the back plan?

It is one of the largest debts the government has. The debt is unrelated to the SS program but was used pay for unfunded legislation. Cutting services is NOT a way to pay the debt owed 2 SS investors.

Submitted by: JGS4 from NH
April 21, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
Submitted by: Political Taproot from CA
April 22, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What work will you do to raise awareness and move to end gerrymandering?

The populist movement has begun to shine a light on the critical issue of money in politics, but the perversion of democracy is deep with many roots. Can you address gerrymandering?

Submitted by: Matthew from FL
April 21, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support Elizabeth Warren's call to protect pensions?

Elizabeth Warren called for protecting pensions such as the Central States Pension Fund. What will you do to protect retiree's pension funds?

Submitted by: gailtoo from FL
April 23, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Make Congress hold open votes on each measure, instead of Omnibus bills?

At present, horrible measures are voted on late at night, on Fridays and holidays, or buried in omnibus Bills. (The Patriot Act is one of the most egregious)

Submitted by: Richard L. from CA
April 21, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How will you ensure corporate and wealthy tax dollars come home?

While corporations and wealthy Americans hide their profits in off shore accounts they avoid their fair share of the cost of running our Country shifting it all upon the working class.

Submitted by: Mimbres Granny from NM
April 20, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Do you support equal pay for women and an at least six weeks paid family leave?

We Americans pride ourselves as a modern and free society. Yet today there is still a wage gap between men and women, and a mother still has to choose between her child and her career.
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Submitted by: AlanW from NY
April 21, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
Submitted by: Shanna Rose from OR
April 21, 2016, 12:45 a.m.
Issue area: Health
Submitted by: Ghost from VA
April 21, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you do to correct and/or prevent climate change?

Fracking, oil drilling, factory pollutions, and automobile emissions are te leading contributors to pollution and climate change. We currently have little to no regulations on emissions and fracking.

Submitted by: Megan J. Hutton from FL
April 24, 2016, 4:16 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

How will you stop the double standards of those too powerful to be punished?

Major corporations get away with buying their way out of criminal charges by being allowed to pay fines. Police officers are assumed to never lie. When will those in power be held accountable?

Submitted by: JonnyB from MN
April 21, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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