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Texas GOP Senate Candidates Debate in Dallas Tonight

The four leading GOP candidates for U.S. Senate meet Friday at a debate broadcast live on KERA 90.1. 

David Dewhurst, Ted Cruz, Craig James and Tom Leppert are vying for their party’s nomination and the chance to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is not running for reelection.

The four Republicans will square off in the hour-long, Belo-sponsored debate at 7 p.m. 

To learn more about the candidates, see our Guide to the U.S. Senate Race.  You’ll find profiles, stories and video interviews therein.


Former KERA staffer Shelley Kofler was news director, managing editor and senior reporter. She is an award-winning reporter and television producer who previously served as the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.