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Sheriff's Debate: Moderator Gives Analysis

Al Reuchel, Bay News 9 senior anchor, weighs in on what voters may have taken away after the Pinellas County Sheriff Candidate debate on Tuesday night.

Bay News 9 Senior News Anchor Al Ruechel says he's moderated 30 to 40 debates in his career, however, this debate was more fun and natural.

Ruechel calls the evening a success and believes some candidates were more prepared than others, in an analysis after the Pinellas County Sheriff's candidate debate on Tuesday at Unitarian Universalists Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater.

He believes voters were able to get to know the candidates and where they stand on issues such as immigration, prescription drugs, balancing the budget and cutting programs.

Watch the video attached to this story to hear Ruechel's debate analysis.

You can also watch the entire two-hour debate in three sections on Patch.

Watch each of the candidates describe their highlight of the evening:

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Michael Fox July 18, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Great event, Sunde. Thanks so much for having it, and thanks to Patch for covering it! Serving your community well!
Sunde Farquhar July 18, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Hi Michael! Glad you enjoyed it! The debate was a big team effort, with all of the Pinellas Patch Editors participating to make the event a huge success :)
Cherlene Willis July 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Al Reuchel with Bay News 9 did an awesome job moderating the debate! He was a pleasure to interview following the event! - Cherlene
Katie Dolac July 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I agree! Al Reuchel was a great moderator last night. Well done!
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