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Governor Abbott And Democratic Opponent Lupe Valdez Agree to Debate in September

The debate will take place in Austin on September 28

Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic candidate Lupe Valdez have agreed to a debate in September.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic candidate Lupe Valdez have agreed to a debate in September.

The two opponents had been at odds over the date, location and broadcast terms of a debate. Abbott, a Republican, had agreed to a September 28 debate in Austin, while Valdez was planning on an October 8 debate in Houston hosted by a Spanish-language TV station.

After negotiations, Valdez has agreed to the Austin debate. The Spanish-language outlet Telemundo will translate the debate and broadcast it on TV and online.

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