Deb Shafto, Green for Texas Governor, to debate on Oct. 19
September 29, 2010 in General
Texas voters will get debate among the candidates for governor after all, though it won’t be Bill White vs. Rick Perry.
Libertarian Kathie Glass and Green Party nominee Deb Shafto accepted an invitation Tuesday from the state’s largest newspapers and Austin television station KLRU to participate in an Oct. 19 debate.
Democrat Bill White last month accepted the invitation, which initially was extended just to Perry, the Republican incumbent, and White, the former Houston mayor.
Perry will not take part, his spokesman, Mark Miner, said Tuesday. Perry has said he would not debate unless White released more tax returns by Sept. 15, which he did not do.
Tuesday, organizers invited Glass, a civil trial lawyer, and Shafto, a retired teacher. KLRU will broadcast the one-hour debate in Austin and make it available to stations around the state.