DeSantis Pulls Out Of Interview With USA Today Network Editorial Boards In FL

TAMPA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 21: Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speaks during a CNN debate against opponent Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.... TAMPA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 21: Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speaks during a CNN debate against opponent Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Chris O'Meara-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 22, 2018 5:43 pm
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Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis on Monday cancelled an interview with the editorial board of the Tallahassee Democrat and representatives of the editorial boards of other papers in the USA Today network in Florida, the Democrat reported.

The DeSantis campaign has yet to explain the cancellation. The campaign did not immediately respond to TPM’s requests for comment Monday.

The Democrat reported Friday that DeSantis had agreed to answer questions from USA Today network editors on Monday, including the Democrat’s editorial board and editorial board representatives from the Pensacola News Journal, the Fort Myers News-Press, Florida Today, the Naples Daily News and the Treasure Coast Newspapers.

The interview was set to start at 3 p.m. and go for an hour. It would’ve been broadcast live on Facebook and the newspapers’ websites, and the editorial boards were set to accept questions in real time from their respective Facebook pages.

Gillum’s interview with the papers’ editorial boards is scheduled for Oct. 31.

The Miami Herald endorsed Gillum Sunday. According to a tally by Florida Politics, Gillum has also been endorsed by the Sun SentinelPalm Beach PostTampa Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel.

h/t The Hill.

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