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WATCH: ABC 7 State House District 72 debate

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - ABC 7 hosted a live debate for the State House District 72 special election on ABC 7 News at 7:00 p.m., with Alan Cohn on January 30th. 

Republican James Buchanan finally agreed to a debate with his opponents ahead of the State House District 72 runoff election.

Buchanan debated with Democratic candidate Margaret Good and Libertarian candidate Alison Foxall. 

Buchanan did not attend a previous debate at the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club in December because of a family conflict. He also did not take part in Tuesday nights forum with the League of Women Voters of Sarasota County. 

His campaign told the Sarasota Herald Tribune that they would not be doing any debates or joint appearances with the other candidates. 

The State House District 72 seat was scheduled to be filled via run-off election, at the order of Gov. Rick Scott, when the seat was vacated by Alex Miller (R), who resigned citing a need to spend more time with her family and focus on her business.