Andrew Gillum agrees to Univision, Leadership Florida debates
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum accepted invitations to debates hosted by Univision and by Leadership Florida. But whether Republican Ron DeSantis will be on stage as well remains unclear.
“We hope that Congressman DeSantis will join us, though it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to answer a single question about his non-existent campaign platform,” said Gillum advisor Scott Arceneaux in a statement.
No dates have been determined yet, except that the events would happen in October. DeSantis has yet to confirm attendance.
A release from the Gillum campaign says Univision 23 Miami and Leadership Florida invited the candidate to debates, and the release seems to indicate both of those events will take place in South Florida.
The campaign says it has insisted on having at least one debate outside of that region of the state to ensure voters across the state have heard from both candidates.
“Florida voters deserve the chance to hear from Mayor Gillum and Congressman DeSantis about the critical issues facing our state,” Arceneaux said. “Mayor Gillum looks forward to sharing his vision for Florida that lifts people up, with higher wages, more money for schools and affordable health care.”