Warren accuses Ober of politicizing state attorney’s office

Hillsborough County State Attorney candidates Mark Ober Andrew Warren

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Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober (a Republican) is facing a challenge on the November ballot from former federal prosecutor, Democrat Andrew Warren.

The two answered questions Friday afternoon at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. Things became a bit heated when Warren seemed to accuse Ober of playing politics with his office.

Here’s audio of the full debate:

Both Ober and Warren also answered a question about how important a defendant’s wealth is if they get caught up in the justice system.

I’ll play longer excerpts of this forum on MidPoint at noon on Monday September 19.

Here’s video of the debate. Part 1:

Part 2: