The Associated Press reports:
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said Friday that he has qualified for next week’s Republican presidential debate, becoming the ninth White House hopeful to meet the fundraising and polling thresholds required to participate in the opening face-off of the 2024 campaign.
Suarez, 45 and the only Hispanic in the field, will be perhaps the least-known Republican on the stage Wednesday in Milwaukee.
But with an audience expected of more than 10 million viewers, he said the debate will give him equal footing to contrast his personality against his higher-profile opponents. He argued that he is uniquely positioned to help the Republican Party reach out to Hispanic and younger voters in particular.
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Since starting his campaign two months ago, Mayor Francis Suarez has emerged as a fierce critic of Gov. Ron DeSantis while largely avoiding direct criticism of former President Donald Trump, the current Republican front runner in the polls. https://t.co/bTGfYtZmMZ
— CBS News Miami (@CBSMiami) August 18, 2023