Texas voters got their first and only chance to watch the candidates for governor go head-to-head Friday night as incumbent Republican Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke debated live from the Rio Grande Valley.
The debate at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was hosted by NEXSTAR media group and was the only debate both camps agreed to, despite O’Rourke’s campaign asking for more face-to-face contests in a matchup that’s garnered the most attention of all the statewide races on the ballot in November.
Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 24 and runs through Friday, Nov. 4. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Watch a replay of the debate below: