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Fri Aug 29, 2014, 06:51 PM

After pulling out of one debate, Abbott accepts another

Greg Abbott’s gubernatorial campaign, which Friday morning abruptly pulled out of a statewide televised debate with state Sen. Wendy Davis to catcalls of “coward” and “chicken” from Democrats, announced late Friday afternoon that it had accepted an invitation for another statewide televised debate for the same day with a format it found more to its liking.

Abbott’s campaign said they pulled out of the WFAA/Texas Tribune debate, which was to have been held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30, because they did not like the round table format, which allows for a little more give and take than a more tightly structured debate.

But, after being bombarded with criticism, albeit mostly from Democrats, for dropping out of one of only two debates scheduled for the general election campaign, the Abbott campaign shortly before 5 p.m announced it had accepted an invitation from KERA, NBC5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and the Dallas Morning News to participate in a statewide televised debated on September 30 at 8 p.m.

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According to the Abbott campaign, “the Sept. 30 debate will be distributed statewide without restriction to TV and radio stations, and all media will have the opportunity to stream it online.”

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/after-pulling-out-of-one-debate-abbott-accepts-ano/nhCK9/

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TexasTowelie Aug 2014 OP
Thinkingabout Aug 2014 #1
hobbit709 Aug 2014 #2
derby378 Aug 2014 #3
Gothmog Aug 2014 #4
CoolOnion Aug 2014 #5
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 06:59 PM

1. Run, Greg, Run. Wendy is ready whether you are or not.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 07:02 PM

2. As JuanitaJean put it. Chicken! Cluck, Cluck, Cluck…

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 09:08 PM

3. Does this mean I can't do the Chicken Dance for Labor Day?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:19 AM

4. Greg Abbott is a coward

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:23 AM

5. Makes no sense...

...why would two news agencies pick the exact same date with overlapping times? And seriously, Greg Abbott, you don't think the WFAA debate will be available online? What an idiot.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:25 AM

6. Seems like the Koch brothers own most of PBS now. Does that mean the David and Charles

will be running the show and asking the (leading) questions; having it their way?

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