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Things got pretty fiery last night at a nationally televised Florida gubernatorial debate and there was an apparent breach of the rules.
Take a look at what happened during a commercial break on the left you can see a makeup artist.
Who is also delivering a message.
Via cell phone to Democrat Alex sink.
In violation of the debate rules Republican Rick Scott there on the right.
Makes an issue of it moments later the dust up coming near the end of a race that remains too close to call.
According to the latest real clear politics average Rick -- the Republican is holding a razor thin lead at 445.
To Alex sinks 43 point eight it is well within the margin of error.
Joining us now Tallahassee bureau chief of the saint Petersburg times Steve boss -- Steve clearly this was a violation of the rules right.
Absolutely it was John -- what happened was of less than an hour after the debate ended.
Alex sink fired the -- who deliver that message right away Republicans have pounced on this incident they're calling it ice sheet.
-- the message.
The message was providing counseling to sink to Alex sink as to how to deal with what what an attorney said.
In a fraud case that that was investigated out of company that -- once had an association with -- with not -- who have committed any wrong doing.
And the -- was frustrated at this point wasn't being made more forcefully enough.
And so they were trying to give her advice as to how to continue on in the next segment of the debate right.
Absolutely they were they were coaching Alex sink which is against the rules and Scott immediately went after here's what she said in a statement she said after the debate tonight one of my campaign advisers admitted.
He tried to communicate with me during one of the -- while he told me it was out of anger with Rick -- repeated distortion of facts.
It was a foolish thing to do do it violated a debate agreement.
And I immediately removed him from the campaign.
Didn't try to communicate whether he didn't communicate -- it right.
Right and they'll -- the question is the question is what kind of damage is a -- Alex think it's too early to know.
This is a close race as you say.
Both candidates have abnormally high negatives so it's not gonna take much to antagonize the electorate one way or the other -- job -- and the question is how long does that stick.
All right Steve boss gave Steve good talk you thanks.
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