DAVIE, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Florida's gubernatorial debate Wednesday was all about hot air, but not in the way that you might think.
The debate, held at Broward College in Davie, Fla., was delayed for several minutes as Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate, refused to come to the stage. His beef: Opponent Charlie Crist had an electric fan beneath his podium.
Scott's campaign said that was against the rules.
"Are we really going to debate about the fan or are we going to talk about education, and the environment and the future of our state?" asked Crist, who previously served as Florida governor as a Republican but is now running as a Democrat.
Scott emerged soon after and the candidates began their second debate, where presumably at least one of them kept his cool.
It was 80 degrees outside.