An independent candidate in the Florida Senate race and his armed security detail were escorted out of a debate at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on Monday night.
No arrests were made, but the candidate — later confirmed to be Bruce Nathan, who is running with no party affiliation — did not have a ticket, and his guards were told to leave campus.
Firearms are not prohibited on college campuses under Florida law unless they are locked in a car, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Nathan posted a video of his attempt to enter the debate hall on his Facebook page. He told Orlando’s CBS affiliate WKMG-TV that if he had been let in, he would have tried to get on stage with the two major-party candidates, Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Patrick Murphy. But he also said he would have settled for sitting in the crowd if asked.