Miami Rep. Joe Garcia has agreed to debate opponent Carlos Curbelo one more time, in a Spanish-language debate to be televised Tuesday night.
The debate, at 7 p.m. on WDFL-18, known as MiraTV, will be hosted by Roberto Rodríguez Tejera, who says the format will not be as structured as formal debates in which candidates' answers are timed.
Garcia had initially agreed to five debates, three in the Florida Keys and two in Miami-Dade County. Congressional District 26 covers the southern tip of the state, from Westchester to Key West. Curbelo had called out the Democrat for not accepting more invitations; Garcia had countered that his Republican challenger gives too many "canned" responses to make the events meaningful.
The congressman later said yes to an event hosted by the Key Largo Federation of Homeowners Associations and the Tavernier Community Association Candidate. That forum took place last Wednesday.
Garcia and Curbelo, a Miami-Dade school board member, are also scheduled to appear in televised debates Oct. 19 (in English) and Oct. 21 (in Spanish).