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Valdez, White Agree to Debate

The two Democrats running in the May 22nd runoff for governor have agreed to debate before early voting begins later this month.

On Wednesday night, it was announced that Lupe Valdez and Andrew White had agreed to terms to participate in a debate in Austin on May 11th. Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff, had reportedly been offered multiple debate proposals by White's campaign, but had not officially agreed to any of the terms, prior to Wednesday night. Since the March 6th primary, White, a Houston businessman, has been aggressively pushing for a debate, with other Democratic officials like Senate nominee Beto O'Rourke and attorney general nominee Justin Nelson both endorsing a debate between Valdez and White.

According to the Texas Tribune, the debate will take place on May 11th at the University of Texas campus in Austin. The event will be presented by the State Tejano Democrats, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, Texas Stonewall Democrats, Texas Young Democrats, Texas College Democrats and the Travis County Democratic Party.

Photo by NBC DFW, Politifact

Photo by NBC DFW, Politifact

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