Abbott, Valdez to finally face off in Sept. 28 debate

Abbott, Valdez to finally face off in Sept. 28 debate

BY SAMI SPARBER

After weeks of back-and-forth, Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for governor, agreed Thursday to debate Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 28 in Austin.

Although Abbott RSVP’d to the Austin debate in July, Valdez initially took issue with the debate’s timing – a Friday night during high school football season.

The timing of the debate has not changed, but per Valdez’s request, Telemundo, a Spanish-language media partner, will broadcast the debate live and provide a moderator and instantaneous Spanish translation for viewers.

“I’m glad to announce that after weeks of negotiations, we have succeeded in making our debate with Trump’s favorite puppet governor more inclusive, representative, and accessible to Texans across the state,” Valdez said in a statement.

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