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Candidate Profiles

  • Profile: Greg Abbott
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    Profile: Greg Abbott

    Abbott was born in Wichita Falls in 1957 and raised in Duncanville. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in finance, then earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

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Texas Governor Debate

  • How the debate stage shaped previous Texas governor races

    How the debate stage shaped previous Texas governor races

    AUSTIN (KXAN) As Greg Abbott and Lupe Valdez prepare to take the debate stage Friday night, an opportunity presents itself to take a trip down memory lane to revisit other gubernatorial debates in Texas history.

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  • How the debate focus group works
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    How the debate focus group works

    Two dozen registered voters who intend to vote on Nov. 6 were recruited to take part in a focus group during the Texas gubernatorial debate.

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  • Rules for the Texas gubernatorial debate
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    Rules for the Texas gubernatorial debate

    Gov. Greg Abbott and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez will get 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds for each rebuttal.

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  • Nexstar to host only Texas gubernatorial debate on Sept. 28
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    Nexstar to host only Texas gubernatorial debate on Sept. 28

    The questions will be focused on topical local/regional issues impacting communities across Texas and candidate-specific subjects.

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  • Profile: Lupe Valdez
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    Profile: Lupe Valdez

    She was elected as Dallas County sheriff in 2004. The county jail had been failing inspections prior to her election, and in 2010, it passed inspection. She was also credited with improving morale and battling corruption.

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  • Profile: Greg Abbott
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    Profile: Greg Abbott

    Abbott was born in Wichita Falls in 1957 and raised in Duncanville. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in finance, then earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

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  • Can a debate swing an election today?
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    Can a debate swing an election today?

    Every campaign is different. Some debates don't play any roles at all and some debates are incredibly important if it’s actually a close election.

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  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the issues
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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the issues

    Before serving as governor and attorney general, Abbott was a Texas Supreme Court justice and district judge in Harris County.

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  • Where Lupe Valdez stands on the issues
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    Where Lupe Valdez stands on the issues

    Lupe Valdez is the first Latina and LGBT person to run for Texas governor in state history.

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  • Poll: Gov. Abbott leads Valdez 58-39 among likely voters
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    Poll: Gov. Abbott leads Valdez 58-39 among likely voters

    “Gov. Greg Abbott is highly regarded by Texas voters and appears on the way to a landslide reelection," said Peter A. Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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  • Major law enforcement group backs Gov. Abbott over Sheriff Valdez

    Major law enforcement group backs Gov. Abbott over Sheriff Valdez

    The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT, would rather have Gov. Greg Abbott than Sheriff Lupe Valdez for Texas governor.

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  • Lupe Valdez, Gov. Greg Abbott agree to statewide debate
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    Lupe Valdez, Gov. Greg Abbott agree to statewide debate

    The debate, hosted by KXAN's parent company Nexstar Media Group, will be held in Austin on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7-8 p.m.

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  • Former Dallas Co. sheriff wins Democratic runoff for governor

    Former Dallas Co. sheriff wins Democratic runoff for governor

    The whole night was neck-and-neck for Lupe Valdez and Andrew White.

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  • Abbott's campaign launches attack website in Lupe Valdez's name
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    Abbott's campaign launches attack website in Lupe Valdez's name

    If you go to www.lupevaldez.org you expect to see information about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez, but one doesn't expect to see a banner at the top saying she's "Wrong for Texas."

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  • Democratic candidates in Texas governor race push for tighter gun laws
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    Democratic candidates in Texas governor race push for tighter gun laws

    Andrew White said it was possible to support both the Second Amendment and gun legislation.

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