CNN Chief National Correspondent John King co-hosts the CNN/St. Petersburg Times Florida gubernatorial debate on a special edition of "John King, USA" live at 7 p.m. EST. We'll be live blogging throughout the hour RIGHT HERE.
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Candidates in the race and on stage: Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott
7:02: Sink – You can't label me an "Obama liberal" VIDEO: Rick Scott: Obama's stimulus a disaster
7:04p : Scott – "I followed all the rules."
7:05p: Sink says there is nothing in her plan that calls for raising taxes. Tells Scott he is "reinventing history" VIDEO: Sink: Scott's reinventing history
7:08p : Sink to Scott: "You can't lecture me about fraud." VIDEO: Sink: You can't lecture me about fraud
7:09p : Scott – I am proud of the company I built
7:10p: Scott – I believe in legal immigration. ...If you're in our country illegally and get stopped by law enforcement, they should be able to ask if you are legal or not.
7:11p: Sink – Florida is not Arizona. I would increase the fines and penalties on businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants
Question: Scott, you say you want to run Florida like a business....you gave a deposition that involved fraud with one of your companies. You said you didn't read a letter that you signed. Is that how you would run the state?
7:17p: Scott – What you do as CEO is surround yourself by the smartest people. That's what I would do as governor as well. VIDEO: Scott answers questions about fraud case
7:19p: Scott- that's a legal issue that was settled. It has nothing to do with running for governor.
7:20p: Scott- the only reason we're having this discussion is because my opponent has no plan and she's attacked me on this issue
7:21p: Sink – I cannot sit here while Scott continues to tell lies about me
7:22p: Sink – He doesn't know a thing about me. He also doesn't know much about Florida. He hasn't been here long enough
7:22p: Scott to Sink – You are a failed fiscal watchdog
7:25p: Sink – If someone tells me to do something that is not legal, I'm not going to do it. I care about the people who work hard everyday.
7:27p: Sink – "I'm not going to be the kind of governor who puts profit over people like Rick Scott does."
Question: You both have said jobs are your number one priority. If a governor can do things to improve the economy, what didn't Gov. Crist do well? VIDEO: Scott to Sink: You broke the rules
7:32p: Scott – you have to create an environment that is good for business. Have to reduce regulation, focus on the size of government. Phase out the business tax. Charlie Crist and my opponent did none of those things.
7:32p: Sink- Let me clarify about who has been in charge in Tallahassee. It's been one party – Rick Scott's party. Tallahassee insiders. I've been a Tallahassee outsider.
Question: Would you pull the plug on high speed rail?
7:35p: Scott – if the federal government is going to fund all of it, lets look at it. Let's make sure we have all the money and look at what the real return is...You wouldn't build a building without knowing everything.
Question: Did you learn any lesson from the BP oil spill?
7:36p: Sink – We learned as Floridians that to approve drilling in Florida waters...would be a horrible idea....Accidents can happen. ...The other lesson is we saw how dependent we are on our tourist economy.
7:38p: Scott – What my opponent and Gov. Crist should have been doing is, they should have stayed down there until the problem was solved...
Question: What's your environmental plan?
7:39p: Scott- we need to do everything we possibly can...restore the Everglades...but the number one issue right now is to restore jobs.
7:40p: Sink – My opponent has said he would do away with the Dept. of Community Affairs. ...he would just hand Florida over to development to go wild.
Question: Do you support the new Nebraska abortion which defines the issue around when the fetus can feel pain?
7:46p: Scott – I am pro life with the exception of rape and danger to the mother. Yes I would support the law.
7:46p: Sink – No i wouldn't. I will uphold the law that we have in Florida currently.
7:48p: Sink – every single newspaper that has endorsed has endorsed my campaign.
Question: Do you think the Florida legislator has gone too far right?
7:48p: Sink – just this year, they passes a slush fund bill. Gov. Crist vetoed that bill rightfully so.
7:49p: Sink – this House should have passed an ethics package because we have so much corruption.
7:50p: Scott to Sink – "You've been in office for four years. You had your shot."
Question: Do you think homosexuality is immoral?
7:55p: Scott – I'm not going to judge people based on that.
Question – What's your biggest regret?
7:55p: Sink – that's hard for me to answer because I don't think about the past.
7:45p: Scott – I would have more kids
7:56p: - Both candidates get the minimum wage wrong. VIDEO: Scott and Sink get minimum wage wrong