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First Miami-Dade mayoral candidate debate set

The Latin Builders Association will be hosting a debate Friday in Miami between the top hopefuls to replace recalled Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez.

Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez and former state Rep. Marcelo Llorente will appear at the LBA's meeting at the Big Five Club. The event begins at noon, with the program beginning at 1 p.m.

The debate will happen a day after county commissioners are scheduled to discuss setting a special election, likely in May, for voters to pick a successor for Alvarez and recalled Hialeah-Miami Lakes Commissioner Natacha Seijas.