Editor’s Note: Beto O’Rourke will participate in the debate, according to a media release Sept. 1 from his campaign.
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Governor Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O’Rourke will meet for a debate, hosted and broadcast by Nexstar Media Group which is the parent company of KXAN.
The candidates will debate on the campus of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg Sept. 30.
KXAN will broadcast the debate, along with other Nexstar stations across Texas.
There are other candidates on the ballot for governor – but this debate will focus on Abbott and O’Rourke.
Nexstar Media adopted a set of criteria to determine which candidates are eligible to participate in a debate, which includes a requirement that a candidate must receive at least 10% support in an established, professionally-conducted, non-partisan poll leading up to the election.
A candidate also must have raised at least $50,000 in campaign contributions to be eligible.