U.S. Reps. Ron DeSantis and David Jolly, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, and combat veteran Todd Wilcox will appear at the the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit in Orlando next month, the party announced Monday.
The candidates won’t debate each other, but will have set times to speak to Summit attendees and explain their campaigns.
“In 2016, Florida will not only play a key role in the race for the White House but an important role in maintaining a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate,” state party chair Blaise Ingoglia said in a statement.
“That is why the participation of the U.S. Senate candidates at the Sunshine Summit is a valuable addition to the growing lineup of speakers,” he added. “Senate candidates will have the opportunity to engage grassroots leaders and volunteers to showcase their ideas and solutions to the issues facing our nation.”
The event is Nov. 12-14 at Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.
The Senate candidates join an already crowded lineup of presidential candidates.
John Kasich, governor of Ohio, and Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator for Pennsylvania, will join former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, real estate businessman and reality TV show star Donald Trump, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.