Democratic candidates for Texas governor to debate Friday evening

Democratic candidates for Texas governor to debate Friday evening
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    THE TWO CANDIDATES IN THE
    RUNOFF FOR THE DEMOCRATIC
    NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR FACE-OFF
    TONIGHT IN THEIR ONLY DEBATE.
    WE WILL BE BRINGING THAT TO
    YOU LIVE AT 7:00 ON
    KXAN.COM,
    OUR WEBSITE.
    WE ARE LIVE WITH THE CANDIDATES
    AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S DEBATE AT
    SAINT JIMMY'S OF THIS COUPLE
    CHURCH -- ST.
    JAMES AT THIS
    COUPLE CHURCH -- ST. JAMES
    EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
    YOU BEEN PUSHING FOR THIS
    DEBATE.
    NOW YOU FINALLY HAVE THE CHANCE
    TO DO IT.
    WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
    I WANT TO EXPLAIN MY VISION
    FOR THE FUTURE OF TEXAS, MY PLAN
    FOR HEALTH CARE, GUN SAFETY.
    THERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES A
    GOVERNOR NEEDS TO LEAD ON AND
    THAT OUR GOVERNOR IS NOT LEADING
    ON.
    YOU HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT LOOKED
    AT AS THE UNDERDOG IN THIS RACE.
    MANY PEOPLE CALL YOU A MODERATE.
    THAT IS WHY YOU ARE HAVING
    TROUBLE, I GUESS, GETTING TIME.
    WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TONIGHT
    TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST SOME OF
    THAT CRITICISM?
    YOU KNOW WHAT?
    I'M A DEMOCRAT.
    CALL ME WHAT YOU WANT, AT THE
    END OF THE DAY I AM A DEMOCRAT.
    BORN, RAISED, WILL ALWAYS BE A
    DEMOCRAT, SO WE WILL TALK ABOUT
    THAT TODAY, TALK ABOUT
    DEMOCRATIC VALUES, THE VALUES OF
    FAIRNESS, OF EQUALITY.
    THAT IS WHAT MAKES THE
    DEMOCRATIC PARTY IMPORTANT AND
    THAT IS THE MESSAGE THE
    DEMOCRATIC PARTY SHARES WITH THE
    REST OF THE STATE.
    WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT TONIGHT
    AND APPLY THAT TO POLICY, HOW WE
    CAN BRING FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY
    TO EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE AND
    OTHER AREAS AS WELL.
    YOU ARE PERSONALLY PRO-LIFE.
    HOW WILL YOU RESPOND TO THAT
    QUESTION?
    IN A VERY LIBERAL CROWD WE ARE
    ABOUT TO SEE.
    MY PERSONAL FEELINGS ON THIS
    HAVE COME UP THROUGHOUT THE
    CAMPAIGN.
    IT IS JUST THAT -- PERSONAL.
    I TRUST WOMEN TO MAKE THEIR OWN
    HEALTH CARE DECISIONS.
    I SUPPORT ROE V. WADE AND IF ANY
    LEGISLATION COMES ACROSS MY DESK
    WHEN I AM GOVERNOR, I WOULD VETO
    IT.
    THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
    BEING PERSONALLY PRO-LIFE AND
    ALSO SUPPORTING ROE V. WADE.
    PHIL RICHARDS OF PLANNED
    PARENTHOOD RECENTLY AGREED WITH
    ME AND SAID THERE IS ROOM FOR
    THAT.
    YOU HAVE TO BEAT LUBELL
    VALDIS -- LUPE VAL
    DEZ BEFORE YOU
    GO AGAINST GOVERNOR ABBOTT.
    I AM RUNNING MY OWN RACE TO
    BRING SANITY BACK TO GOVERNMENT.
    I BELIEVE I HAVE THE BEST CHANCE
    OF BEATING GREG ABBOTT.
    DEMOCRATIC VOTERS NEED TO PICK A
    CANDIDATE THAT CAN WIN AND I AM
    THAT CANDIDATE.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR
    TIME, MR. WHITE.
    WE WILL HAVE COVERAGE FROM THAT
    DEBATE ON KXAN.COM.
    WE ARE HERE WAITING FOR SHERIFF
    LUPE VALDEZ.
    ANDREW WHITE HAS LIVED IN THE
    GOVERNOR'S MANSION BEFORE AS THE
    TEENAGE SON OF FORMER TEXAS
    GOVERNOR MARK WHITE.
    HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF AN EQUITY
    FIRM.
    HE HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE IN
    POLITICS BUT MADE THE DECISION
    TO JOIN THE RACE AFTER HIS
    FATHER'S DEATH LAST AUGUST.
    WHITE TOLD ME THAT GOVERNOR
    ABBOTT POSSIBLY LEADERSHIP STYLE
    IS THE ANTITHESIS OF HIS
    PROCESS.
    FOR SHERIFF LUPE VA
    LDEZ, SHE
    SERVED FOUR TERMS AS SHERIFF OF
    DALLAS COUNTY BEFORE STEPPING
    DOWN.
    SHE'S THE DAUGHTER OF MARGARET
    FARMWORKERS.
    SHE ANNOUNCED THE DALLAS COUNTY
    SHERIFF'S OFFICE WOULD NOT TURN
    OVER UNDOCUMENTED OFFENDERS TO
    FEDERAL IMMIGRATION OFFICERS.
    INSTEAD, THEY DO SO ON A
    CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
    THE CONFLICT WAS ONE OF THE
    MOTIVATING FACTORS IN AT IT'S
    PUSH -- ABBOTT'S PUSH FOR
    ANTI-CENTURY CITY LEGISLATION.
    SHE IS HERE WITH US BEFORE THE
    DEBATE.
    THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.
    HERE WE ARE ONE-ON-ONE WITH YOU.
    WHAT IS YOUR GOAL GOING FORWARD?
    I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT THEY
    HEAR MY MESSAGE.
    I AM THE CANDIDATE OF THE
    EVERYDAY TEXAN, AND THEY NEED TO
    HEAR MY VALUES AND WHAT I STAND
    FOR AND KNOW THAT I WILL
    CONTINUALLY FIGHT FOR THEM.
    YOU WILL HEAR QUESTIONS
    PROBABLY ABOUT SOME OF THE
    RECENT CRITICISMS OF YOUR
    CAMPAIGN
    WHAT IS YOUR BIG MESSAGE TO
    PEOPLE WHO ARE SHAKY AFTER
    THOSE?
    HE MAY HAVE THE VOTES OF THE
    NEWSPAPER, BUT I HAVE THE VOTES
    OF THE PEOPLE.
    YOU WILL HEAR A LIST OF
    ENDORSEMENTS, AND YOU WILL HEAR
    THE TRUTH AND THE GRASSROOTS
    FOLKS THAT HAVE ENDORSED ME, AND
    I THINK WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE
    OUR ISSUES, AND IN THE END, WE
    WILL SEE WHICH ONE COMES OUT.
    THE MAIN ENDORSEMENT IS THE
    VOTER.
    YOU WILL BE ON STAGE WITH MR.
    WHITE.
    WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE
    BETWEEN YOU AND MR. WHITE?
    THERE'S SEVERAL, AND I THINK
    WE WILL BE ABLE TO HEAR THEM
    DURING THIS DEBATE.
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