Statewide debate between Gov. Greg Abbott and Lupe Valdez scheduled

AUSTIN (KXAN) -- The two candidates vying to be your governor will meet face-to-face in a debate this fall.

The debate, hosted by KAMC and KLBK's parent company Nexstar Media Group, will be held in Austin on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7-8 p.m. between Republican nominee Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat nominee Lupe Valdez. The exact location is still being determined as are the final details.

Gov. Greg Abbott says he "looks forward to this opportunity to share his vision for the future of Texas." 

Lupe Valdez accepted Nexstar's invitation to the debate in a tweet saying, "We're in and always happy to discuss our vision for a Texas that works for all." She also joked about the debate happening during Friday Night Lights. 

The statewide debate will be aired and live streamed on 12 Texas stations owned by Nexstar Media Group. More details will be available in the coming months.

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