Democratic congressional hopeful Donna Shalala has debated her GOP opponent in Spanish twice. But when it came time for a possible English-language debate, Shalala wasn’t there.
Republican Maria Elvira Salazar appeared on a Channel 10 Sunday morning program – where the two candidates had been given the invite to debate in English, according to the Miami Herald. But Shalala wasn’t present because of an apparent scheduling conflict.
“Donna Shalala is not here sitting across from Maria Elvira Salazar. All we can say is we tried our best for weeks to arrange a legitimate debate here on this program,” Michael Putney, co-host of “This Week in South Florida,” reportedly said. “It went back and forth on which dates were accessible.”
The Miami Herald noted Shalala appeared on Univision 23 Miami Sunday morning during Salazar’s appearance on Channel 10.
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