Contact: Wanda Garner Cash, (281) 425-8000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA PARTNERS TO PRESENT STATEWIDE BROADCAST DEBATES BETWEEN
TEXAS GUBERNATORIAL, SENATORIAL CANDIDATES
The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas will join media
organizations from across the state to sponsor hour-long debates
between Democratic primary candidates for both the Texas gubernatorial
race and the U.S. Senatorial race.
debates will originate from the KERA 13 studios in Dallas
on Friday evening, March 1.
co-sponsors include: Texas Monthly, The Dallas Morning
News, the Texas Association of Broadcasters, WFAA-TV,
Univision affiliate KUVN, Belo Interactive, TXCN, KERA 13
and KERA 90.1.
has made contact with the two leading Democratic gubernatorial
candidates, Tony Sanchez and Dan Morales. Both candidates
have agreed in principal to participate in the debate, with
details to be worked out later.
has also made preliminary contacts with the leading Democratic
U.S. Senate candidates, Ron Kirk, Ken Bentsen and Victor Morales.
candidates may be invited based on established debate criteria,
which include the activity level of a candidate's campaign
and level of public support.
broadcast debates will feature real-time Spanish translations
and real-time closed captioning and will be delivered via
satellite as a public service to all Texas media interested
in broadcasting the debates.