Matt Largey, KUT’s managing editor, watched the debate along with public radio listeners last night at the LBJ Presidential Library, . Like many of us, he was also following social media throughout the event, trying to gauge how Texans were responding to the candidates.
Largey says he saw a lot of #TXDecides comments on Twitter supporting Hillary Clinton last night and got a sense of people’s real-time reactions from the crowd at the LBJ Library.
“The crowd there seemed to be a pretty pro-Hillary crowd,” he says, “a lot of cheering when she’d get in one of these zingers.”
A lot of people wondered why immigration wasn’t addressed in the debate, but Largey says the candidates will probably address it in future debates.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– What questions the #TXDecides project has been collecting
– How those questions will turn into a five-part series next month
– Which ones they chose, including ones dealing with gerrymandering, why Texas is red, and third-party candidates