TX Governor Candidates Debating on Debates

- A big debate that's brewing in the Texas Governor's race focuses on debates is how many should be held and where.

Greg Abbott was in Wichita Falls Thursday speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Wichita County Republican Women.

The three term attorney general is now the Republican nominee for governor.

For the past several days, one of the big issues in the race is face to face appearances of the two candidates in debates.

But so far, Abbott and his democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, have not had any public debates and haven't agreed to how many they should have.

Earlier this month Abbott accepted two debates hosted by The McAllen Monitor and WFAA.

"These will be debates that will be broadcast across the state of Texas.  Every Texas gets to see it and view and get to see what these candidates are like and I'm looking forward to it," Abbott says.

Wendy Davis, Abbot's democratic challenger, has not accepted invitations to participate in those two debates.

However, earlier this week she did announce that she wants six debates across the state with Abbott before voters elect a new governor in November.

Her campaign communications director sent us this statement:

"We remain hopeful that Greg Abbott will stop hiding and join Wendy Davis in six debates in communities throughout the state.  We can't understand why anyone would deprive all Texans of more opportunities to hear their candidates for governor discuss head to head who will do more to fight for their future and for the future of Texas."

So, while Abbott has committed to the two statewide debates, Davis continues to push for the six debates where the format would be two town hall formats and four single issue debates.

So the debate over debates for these two candidates rages on.

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