|L.M. Otero of the Associated Press/Courtesy KERA-TV|
|Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina and Rick Perry at last week's GOP debate at the University of North Texas|
First KERA wasn't sure it would let Debra Medina participate
in its Republican gubernatorial debate on the University of North Texas campus, which was held last week. Then, it extended an invite after all
, and Medina did all right, all right
. Then, Belo said, so sorry
, but it
wasn't gonna allow the GOP candidate to join Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison on January 29
. Now, Belo's higher-ups have taken a peek at the Rasmussen poll released today
and decided, sure, she's more than welcome
to come down to WFAA's studios that night. Right, Mike Devlin, president and general manager at WFAA-Channel 8?
"The Rasmussen poll released today shows Debra Medina is now at 12 percent, which is a substantial jump since the previous poll. Factoring in the margin of error (+/- 3.5 percent) and using reasonable news judgment, it appears Ms. Medina is a viable candidate and qualifies for the Belo Debate to be broadcast on January 29."