For the first time in eight years, Texans will witness a gubernatorial debate tonight between the major candidates in the general election. Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott square off in a televised debate taped in an Edinburg hospital.
Watch the debate with fellow Democrats and progressives in Austin at Scholz Garten. Details are all here.
Abbott’s campaign has resorted to busing supporters to the Rio Grande Valley to show faux-support for the Republican in the region. He’s even paying for their lodging! Wendy Davis’s campaign released the following email image from an organizer looking to send recruits to the Valley:
Meanwhile, Wendy Davis is holding statewide watch parties that demonstrate her grassroots support across Texas, and give field organizers another way to contact voters and volunteers. Click here to find an event near you.
During tonight’s debate, expect Davis to highlight the clear choice in this election between her work on education and Greg Abbott’s work for fellow insiders at the expense of hardworking Texans. Abbott has repeatedly insulted the Border region, and continues to defend $5.4 billion in cuts to public education in the courts.
The debate starts at 6:00 p.m. Want to watch it? Click here for a list of TV stations.
See y’all at Scholz!