What you need to know about Texas Gubernatorial Debate

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As your local election headquarters, Texoma’s Homepage is bringing you in-depth coverage of Friday night’s debate.

Whether you’re watching the debate on your computer, phone or tv,  we’ve got you covered.

Friday night’s coverage begins a pre-show beginning at 6:30 p.m., then the debate will begin at 7 p.m. 

After that, there’ll be an hour-long post-show wrap up to get you up to speed on any information you might have missed.

When it comes to the debate, Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic leader Lupe Valdez will get 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds for rebuttal.

If there’s a follow-up question, each candidate will then get 30 seconds to answer.

While there are no opening statements, Abbott and Valdez will each give a closing statement. 

As a part of the debate, two dozen registered voters who intend to vote on Nov. 6 were recruited to take part in a focus group made up of an equal number of republicans, democrats and some independents. 

The group will watch the debate live and react to the candidates’ answers using a dial system. 

When they like what they hear, participants will turn the dials upward indicating a favorable reaction. They’ll turn the dials downward to indicate an unfavorable reaction. 

At the conclusion, the group will be surveyed as to how their opinions were influenced by the candidates because of the debate and if they’ve now decided who they’ll vote for.

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