WINK News reporter and weekend anchor Morgan Rynor conducts the online Republican debate on April 27, 2020. (Screen capture: WINK News)
May 13, 2020 by David Silverberg.
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, has scheduled a debate between the Democratic candidates running in the 19th Congressional District.
Today WINK-TV reporter and weekend anchor Morgan Rynor notified the David Holden and Cindy Banyai campaigns that she will be holding a half hour debate between them on Monday, May 18 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.
The debate will be held on the Zoom video conferencing application.
The debate was scheduled after WINK held an online debate with Republican 19th District congressional candidates on April 27 without inviting Democrats. A portion of the Republican debate was broadcast on the nightly newscast and the full debate posted on the WINK News application.
“It’s very encouraging that WINK News has decided to host a Democratic candidate forum,” candidate Cindy Banyai told The Paradise Progressive. “I knew demonstrating solidarity across the party would amplify our voice and I’m proud to have led the effort. I’m looking forward to seeing other Southwest Florida media outlets step up to host candidate forums that include Democrats and more reporting on the parties that is balanced.”
“This is an important position even though this is a Republican area,” said Democratic candidate David Holden. “We’re going to have a vigorous discussion by all sides.”
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