Debra Medina Gets Invite to KERA Debate
KERA has determined the candidates for The Texas Debates: Race for Governor will include Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina and Governor Rick Perry. Each candidate meets the viewpoint-neutral standards found in KERA's Criteria for Candidate Participation in KERA Broadcast Debates. Among the factors considered regarding Debra Medina's inclusion were whether she was conducting an active campaign and generating media and public interest. The criteria also allows for consideration of polling data. However, because there is sparse recent polling information, polls played a minor role in the decision to include Medina. The Texas Debates: Race for Governor takes place Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. This is a ticketed event by invitation only.Still no Paul Burka, though, who's also known to generate media and public interest.