Wednesday's Democratic gubernatorial debate will be the fourth of the election cycle. But in some ways, it might feel like the first.
For the first time, all five Democratic candidates will spar over their competing visions for Florida at the one-hour debate, hosted by Southwest Florida's WINK News. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by the network's Chris Cifatte and Lois Thome from Fort Myers.
Here's how to watch it.
And here are some things to look for:
1. How will newcomer Jeff Greene factor into the mix?
The first three Democratic debates established something of a pattern. For the most part, the two candidates running furthest to the left — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Orlando businessman Chris King — teamed up to bash the more establishment frontrunners, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. Greene's June entry into the race could shake up that dynamic. How much will Greene, who declined to participate in two debates held in the very early days of his campaign, attack his opponents? To what extent do Graham, Levine, King and Gillum see the real estate tycoon and his billions of dollars as a threat? We've yet to see candidates truly tip their hands on these questions. They might Wednesday.
2. Will the candidates talk about Florida issues?
Unlike their Republican counterparts, in their first three debates, Democrats more or less focused on state issues like education, gun violence, Medicaid expansion and the environment. But President Trump began yet another noisy week with a widely panned Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Trump's Russia problems are currently dominating the news cycle. Talking about that or any number of other red meat progressive issues — family separations at the border, Trump's Supreme Court nominee, etc. — could play well to liberals. Will the candidates stray from Florida?
3. The Okeechobee debacle
Fort Myers is one of the Florida communities most affected by Lake Okeechobee's toxic algae blooms. Both parties have seized on the polluted lake as a winning campaign issue. Greene took a helicopter tour of Okeechobee, and King has blamed the lake's woes on his favorite campaign nemesis: big sugar. Which candidate will offer the most forceful solution to a problem that could be on the minds of all-important South Florida primary voters come August?
We'll find out tonight.
Check out our coverage of previous Democratic gubernatorial debates: