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Wendy Davis And Greg Abbott Agree To Governor's Debate At KERA

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The Texas Tribune
Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have both accepted KERA's invitation to a live, televised debate on Sept. 30.

Two candidates for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, have accepted KERA’s invitation to a live, televised debate at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Davis agreed to the debate today; Abbott accepted the invitation Friday after negotiations for a separate debate on that date with WFAA-TV broke down.

KERA will make the hourlong broadcast, The Texas Debates: The Race for Governor, available to all radio and television stations across the state. It will also be streamed online and simulcast in Spanish.

The debate, with a panel of journalists posing questions in the KERA studios, is a co-production with The Dallas Morning News, NBC 5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39/KXTX-TV and other media partners.