Governor Rick Scott says he will participate in three debates this October, hosted by Telemundo, CNN and Leadership Florida. 

In a statement, Scott called on Democratic rivals Charlie Crist and Nan Rich to make plans to participate in the debates now. 

Crist and Rich will square off against each other in the August 26th primary. 

To this point, former governor and former Republican Crist has refused to debate Rich, saying that he is focused on running against Scott.  However, he says he wants the opportunity to debate the current governor more than three times.

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