‘Who Doesn't Love a Good Debate?' Andrew White Wants to Spar With Lupe Valdez Before Texas Governor Runoff

AUSTIN — Gubernatorial candidate Andrew White is calling for a debate between him and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.In a news release Tuesday, the son of late Democratic Gov. Mark White urged the Texas Democratic Party and media outlets to host debates between him and Valdez. The two candidates are in a runoff for the Democratic nomination after Valdez received 43 percent of the vote on Election Day and White 27 percent. A majority — 50 percent plus one vote — is required to win outright."The party's nominee for governor — whether it's me or Lupe — should begin spring training now for the fall campaign against Greg Abbott," White said in a prepared statement. "A few debates between the two of us before the runoff would make the eventual nominee all the stronger. And who doesn't love a good debate?"  Continue reading...

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