Nexstar will host an exclusive live debate between the two candidates participating in the runoff election for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator from Texas, MJ Hegar and Texas State Senator Royce West.
The debate will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 7pm CT, and is the only scheduled face-to-face meeting between the two candidates. The runoff election is now scheduled for July 14.
The debate will take place at the studios of KXAN-TV in Austin, TX, and will air exclusively on 14 Nexstar stations across the state of Texas, bringing together more than 21 million viewers via live television broadcast and livestream. The exclusive live broadcast will air from 7 p.m. CT to 8 p.m. CT.
Participating Nexstar stations include KIAH-TV (CW), KDAF-TV (CW), KXAN-TV (NBC), KRBC-TV (NBC), KAMR-TV (NBC), KVEO-TV (NBC), KTSM-TV (NBC), KLBK-TV (CBS), KMID-TV (ABC), KSAN-TV (NBC), KTAL-TV (NBC), KETK-TV (NBC), KWKT-TV (FOX) and KFDX-TV (NBC).
The broadcast and livestream will also be carried by KSAT-TV (ABC) in San Antonio. Local viewers may access the livestream of the debate online by visiting their local Nexstar station’s website.
The debate will be moderated by KXAN-TV news anchors Robert Hadlock and Sally Hernandez, and Dallas Morning News political writer, Gromer Jeffers, Jr.
The town hall will begin with opening statements from each candidate and then move to questions posed by the moderators, Nexstar journalists from around the state, and viewers. Viewers are invited to submit questions to the candidates via social media using the hashtag #txsendebate, and via email at reportit@KXAN.com.
“The race for the Democratic nomination to be U.S. Senator from Texas is critically important and of extremely high-interest to millions of voters across the state,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
“This debate is the only opportunity for voters to see these candidates confront each other on the issues, and we are proud to harness the power of Nexstar’s vast Texas broadcast and digital operations to bring this special exclusive event to more than 21 million viewers across the state.”
Stations Airing the Debate