Elections

Countdown to 8 p.m. September 30 and

The Texas Debates: Race for Governor

That's when Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas Sen. Wendy Davis will go toe-to-toe in a live, hour-long debate televised statewide from the studios of KERA in Dallas.

Your Questions

Is there a question you want them to answer? Let us know with a tweet at #Texasdebates or email debates@kera.org

We posted additional details on our Texas Debates page.

Between now Election Day KERA will be watching the title match for governor and other important statewide and local contests including the lieutenant governor's matchup between two state senators: Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Leticia Van De Putte. 

Check in at keranews.org for the latest!

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Texas News
9:05 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Immigration Still In Spotlight As Valley Hosts First Governor's Debate

Volunteers at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church shelter in McAllen search for shoes to fit an immigrant child.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Tonight, the eyes of the Texas will be on the Rio Grande Valley when gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott meet in Edinburg for their first televised debate. 

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Politics
12:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

David Alameel: 'I Want To Clean Up The Democratic Party'

Democrat David Alameel is challenging incumbent Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat.
Ivan Pierre Aguirre Texas Tribune

The Democrat challenging Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat knows he has an uphill battle against a better funded, established candidate. So why is David Alameel running?

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Politics
7:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Cornyn Hopes To Build GOP Support With Minority Outreach

Republican Sen. John Cornyn is seeking his third term.
Texas Tribune

It’s been smooth sailing so far for Texas Republican John Cornyn in his bid for a third term in the U.S. Senate.

His wide lead and enormous war chest have given him the luxury of waging a non-traditional campaign that includes an effort to draw minority voters into the Republican fold.

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Politics
2:19 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Abbott Raises Ethics Questions As Davis Begins Book Tour

Stephen Becker KERA News

Do candidate book tours promoted by a publisher violate Texas campaign contribution laws?

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Politics
12:04 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Wendy Davis Talks On National TV About Her Book And How She Ended Two Pregnancies

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, speaks to supporters of the Texas Organizing Project Sunday at a get-out-the vote rally.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, is releasing a memoir Tuesday that’s already making headlines. In it, the mother of two reveals she twice terminated pregnancies because of health issues. 

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9:01 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Davis Discloses Terminating A Pregnancy In A Book Being Released Next Week

Lead in text: 
In a copy of her memoir obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, Davis writes that her unborn, already loved third daughter had an acute brain abnormality. She and her husband chose to terminate the pregnancy in 1997 after doctors told them the syndrome would cause the baby to suffer and was likely incompatible with life.
AUSTIN - Sen. Wendy Davis in her memoir due out next week discloses the most personal of stories preceding her nationally marked fight against tighter abortion restrictions: a decision she and her then-husband made 17 years ago to end a much-wanted pregnancy.
Politics
8:51 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Davis Zeroes In On The Under-30 Vote With University Rallies

Davis zeroed in on the campus vote as she held rallies at five universities this week.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

This week Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis visited university campuses as they touted their plans for improving higher education.

But their styles couldn’t have been more different.

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Politics
7:44 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Voters Have Questions For Candidates Abbott And Davis

Liz Rick of Dallas says there is too much testing in schools. She wants to know whether candidates will change that for her eight-year old grandson Ben.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

On Sept. 30, the candidates for governor -- Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott -- will face off at KERA for a live, televised debate. 

We’re asking Texans to tweet their questions for the candidates using the hashtag #Texasdebates or send an email to debates@kera.org.

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Politics
2:11 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

What Would You Ask The Candidates For Governor?

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis campaigns KERA

Later this month, KERA will host a debate between Texas governor candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. What do you want to ask them?

We’re conducting a joint survey with The Dallas Morning News and KXAS-TV (NBC 5), our debate partners. Check out the survey here.

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Politics
12:10 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate Flap Takes Center Stage As Abbott Unveils Higher Ed Plan

Republican Candidate for Governor Greg Abbott appeared with GOP lawmakers as he announced his plan for higher education.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Attorney General Greg Abbott brought his campaign for governor to Dallas Tuesday to draw attention to his plan for higher education. But the hottest buzz surrounded debate jockeying between Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis.

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