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FLORIDA OPEN DEBATE

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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How will you work to make renewable energy more affordable in Florida?

We receive incredibly high levels of sunlight that could support a great solar power project, not just for us, but potentially neighboring counties or states. Our tidal power could also be harnessed.

Submitted by: Eddy N23 from FL
April 19, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Do you accept that Climate Change is the single greatest threat our world faces?

If *yes*, than will you support or put forth legislation that keeps more fossil fuels in the ground and green house gases out of our atmosphere? Will you fight for funding innovative projects/tech?

Submitted by: Jen Ant from RI
April 20, 2016, 11:29 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What are you going to do to reform the campaign finance system?

How will you work with the President to make a viable campaign finance system? 90% of Americans believe that money needs to get out of politics.

Submitted by: Firemaster39 from NY
April 19, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Would you vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to repeal Citizens United?

Follow up question: If Yes, "Is that because you believe money in politics has a negative influence and those who accept money are more likely to be beholden to those donors rather than voters?"

Submitted by: cyclops1101 from CA
April 19, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What will you do to finally put an end to our "Too Big to Fail" banking system?

Banks are larger than in 2008. Regulators do not think they have acceptable living wills. And Wells Fargo recently touted its exposure to oil and gas loans, only to have most of them go belly up.
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Submitted by: Dave MacIsaac from NY
April 19, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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What will you do to improve voting, not just in Florida, but nationwide?

We continue to see the effects of voter suppression wreak havoc in this country. I personally would like to see Open primaries everywhere, a federal voting holiday, and auto voter registration at 18.

Submitted by: Joel305 from FL
April 20, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Submitted by: Marty D from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Should companies hiding money overseas lose the right to do business in the US?

Corporations or individuals that use offshore tax shelters to avoid paying US taxes should be banned from doing business in the US. When they don't pay the poor & middle class do.

Submitted by: HonestJoe from TX
April 20, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
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Would you support having the President of the U.S. elected by popular vote?

Is it time to abolish the Electoral College?

Submitted by: Jim M. from MA
April 19, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What are you going to do to protect a woman's constitutional right to choose?

Politicians all over the country are getting between a woman and her doctor and taking away her constitutional right to choose. How will you protect a woman's right to choose?

Submitted by: Am from FL
April 19, 2016, 9:40 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Do you support the rebuilding and repairing of our crumbling infrastructure?

If you believe American lives matter then rebuilding of bridges, roads, tunnels, airports, etc. should be an unconstrained priority. Lives will be lost on structures that would normally be condemned.

Submitted by: Art from FL
April 21, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Issue area: Infrastructure & Technology
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Do you support a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to get money out of politics

Given the Princeton Study that showed that there was no correlation between public opinion and legislation proposed in congress over the last 40 yrs since Buckley V. Valeo put money into politics.

Submitted by: BennieB from GA
April 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Submitted by: Ghost from VA
April 21, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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Are you willing to increase increase tax on people whose income exceed $250,000?

The Current tax rates place a heavier burden on lower and middle classes. Current tax rates place no burden at all on the top income people in our country. They can still maintain 6 or 8 homes.

Submitted by: Somebody from MI
April 20, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
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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
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if elected, will either of you support abolishing private prisons?

Black Americans are being persecuted and viciously mistreated in our prison system. Private prisons are at the root.

Submitted by: Talique T. from IL
April 19, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Do you support or oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz oppose the TPP. Where do you stand? Do you think the TPP should be voted on in a lame duck session of Congress?

Submitted by: Robert Naiman from IL
April 19, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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Do you support expanding Social Security, & a FAIR COLA formula as well as remov

Do you support expanding Social Security, creating a FAIR COLA formula for those on SS, as well as removing the income cap for the FICA Tax so that ALL Americans pay FICA Tax on 100% of their income?

Submitted by: jenniferny from NY
April 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Would you support an amendment to make voting a right of every american ?

Voting should be a right and not infringed upon by any laws

Submitted by: deone from CA
April 19, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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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
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What do you plan to do to ensure a separation of church and state?

Given recent assaults on religious liberty and attempts to impose religious doctrine on our children from Christian fundamentalists, what do you intend to do to ensure our freedom of religion?

Submitted by: Brandyn from FL
April 21, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Would you support a rule against attaching unrelated riders to bills?

Legislators often kill a generally supported bill by attaching an offensive rider to it, or add self-serving unrelated riders to bills that are considered must-pass. Would you make that illegal?
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Submitted by: Anne G. from PA
April 19, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What will you do to combat police brutality?

As you already know, there is an issue with police brutality where police are clearly in the wrong, and aren't punished for it ,because of internal investigations and such.

Submitted by: Cedric from KY
April 19, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

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