Wendy Davis accepts 6 debate invitations around Texas

Greg Abbott has accepted 2 invitations so far


The Wendy Davis campaign on Thursday announced the Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful has accepted invitations for six debates around Texas in the lead-up to the November election.

She will square off against Attorney General Greg Abbott on topics such as education and the economy.

"In an effort to ensure that all Texans -- not just a select few -- have the opportunity to hear directly from both candidates, Wendy Davis has accepted six debate invitations in communities throughout the state," Davis said in a statement.

The six debate invitations include:

  • Rio Grande Valley: The Monitor/KGBT/KLTM; Sept. 15 or 16 (Dates proposed)
  • Houston: Texas Municipal League, Oct. 3 - (Out of respect for the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, the debate will take place at noon before sundown)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth: WFAA, Date TBD
  • San Antonio (Proposed Location): Univision, Oct. 14
  • Lubbock: KLBK, Date TBD
  • El Paso: Coronado High School student organization WE(FillTheBlank) in partnership with El Paso Times & KVIA, Date TBD

The Davis campaign has accepted the Rio Grande Valley debate with The Monitor but has proposed alternate dates as Sept. 19 - the date originally proposed - conflicts with the Texas Tribune Festival. Additionally, the Davis campaign has suggested the format be changed to a town hall.