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Alan Grayson, Darren Soto square off in debate

News 6 reporter Mike Holfeld hosts debate

Former congressman Alan Grayson and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto
Former congressman Alan Grayson and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto

ORLANDO, Fla. – Incumbent U.S. Rep. Darren Soto and challenger Alan Grayson faced off in a Democratic congressional candidates debate Thursday with News 6 investigative reporter Mike Holfeld serving as the moderator.

The Tiger Bay Club hosted the debate, which began at noon at the Varsity Club on Citrus Bowl Place in Orlando.

Both Democrats are vying for votes to represent Florida’s 9th Congressional District, which covers parts of Orange, Osceola and Polk counties. Soto currently holds the seat while Grayson, a former congressman, filled the position from 2012 to 2015.

Florida voters will decide on Aug. 28 which politician moves on to the November general election ballot.

For more information about the debate or to RSVP, click here.