- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist got to sidestep the driver’s license question during Florida’s first 2014 gubernatorial debate.

The issue is one of interest to many who will watch the Spanish-language Telemundo 51’s broadcast Friday evening in the state’s Hispanic markets of Miami, Orlando and Tampa. But the candidates were only asked about a bill Scott vetoed to provide drivers’ licenses to the youth brought to the U.S. as children now living here illegally.

Under federal law, most so-called Dreamers are already eligible for licenses. The issue is everyone else driving on Florida roads without licenses or insurance because of their immigration status. Some 11 states have passed legislation giving licenses to all qualified motorists. Crist said after the debate he would support such a bill.

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