For Immediate Release August 16, 2016
Joe Garcia Focuses on Accomplishments During First Televised Primary Debate, Opponent Focuses on Negative Attacks
Miami, FL- Yesterday, former Congressman Joe Garcia faced off against his primary opponent in the first televised debate of the Democratic primary race. During the Spanish language debate on AméricaTeVé, Garcia talked about his record of service to South Florida’s families, students and seniors, as well as his work protecting the environment. Meanwhile, his primary opponent continued her insult-based campaign.
“I have been fortunate enough to help people from all over South Florida, and that is the case I am presenting to voters,” said Joe Garcia, candidate for Florida’s 26th Congressional District. “I hope to earn the vote of the community by speaking to my record—whether it is cutting loan rates for our college students, protecting Obamacare for our families, or securing $200 million for Everglades restoration—I am proud to have fought to make South Florida better.”
In Congress, Joe went to work for our students by successfully cutting student loan rates. Since then, student loan interest rates have dropped to their lowest point in 10 years. Joe was also an advocate for clean water and the environment, having secured $200 million for everglades restoration and an additional $2 million in funding for water quality improvements.
“Leaked documents from Taddeo’s campaign, prove that Taddeo spent thousands on a private investigator to dig up personal information on Joe Garcia, and then hired a Republican consultant — turning those lies into the type of insult-based campaign Republicans in Florida are known for, and that’s what you saw during the debate,” said Javier Hernandez, spokesperson for the Garcia Campaign. “No matter how many times Joe’s primary opponent uses made-up facts to create Benghazi-like fake scandals, she can’t erase Joe’s record of serving this community, or create one for herself.”
Joe Garcia served South Florida in Congress from 2013 to 2015. He is currently running for election against Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in a Congressional District that has been redrawn and favors Democrats.