Another gubernatorial debate in works
Campaign officials are still hammering out the details for the Oct. 25 debate, which is just 12 days before the Nov. 6 election and status plebiscite.
It will be the first time the six candidates will share the same stage since their first full debate earlier this month at Turabo University. That two-hour debate, dubbed “Vote or keep quiet,” focused on important issues including crime, the economy, political status and education.
Popular Democratic Party candidate Alejandro García Padilla generated substantial buzz in that debate for his aggressive verbal attacks on Gov. Luis Fortuño, the New Progressive Party incumbent who is seeking a second term.
The other four candidates in a crowded field are Juan Dalmau of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, Arturo Hernández of the Sovereign Union Movement, Rogelio Figueroa of the Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party and Rafael Bernabe of the Working Peoples Party.