MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Five of the eight candidates running for Miami-Dade County mayor faced off in their first debate on Monday.

The event was hosted by the South Florida AFL-CIO.

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Miami-Dade County Commissioners Esteban Bovo, Daniella Levine Cava, Jean Monestime, Xavier Suarez, and former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Pinellas all participated.

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The candidates were grilled on their qualifications for the job, the housing affordability crisis and their plans to address the effects of global warming in Miami-Dade County.

Watch the entire debate below:

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