King Street Patriots Hosts Televised Live Debate Between GOP U.S. Senate Primary Candidates on Monday, July 23, 2012 in Houston, TX
HOUSTON, TX -- King Street Patriots will host the final live televised debate on Monday, July 23, 2012 between the two GOP Senate primary candidates, former Solicitor General Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz and current Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. The debate will be co-hosted by KRIV FOX 26, and carried live by FOX sister stations KDFW FOX4 in Dallas and KTBC FOX 7 in Austin. The debate will begin at 6 p.m. local.
The panel will include Catherine Engelbrecht and KRIV FOX 26 Anchor Melinda Spaulding and Anchor/Reporter Sally MacDonald.
Mr. Dewhurst has served as Lieutenant Governor and President of the Texas Senate since 2003. In 1998, Dewhurst became the first Republican since Reconstruction to be elected Texas Land Commissioner. During the Cold War, Dewhurst served in the U.S. Air Force, then in the CIA and later in the State Department. Dewhurst owns a successful business in Houston.
Mr. Cruz, the former solicitor general of Texas, has fought repeatedly for conservative principles, including defending U.S. sovereignty, the Second Amendment, and religious liberty. He has been endorsed by Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Tea Party Express, Rand Paul and many others.
Said Cruz, "I'm excited to debate the issues and meet with voters just as I have throughout the last year and a half. The King Street Patriots know that politicians from both parties have let us down and only 'We the people' will restore accountability and take our country back."
Said Dewhurst, "I'm grateful for the opportunity that the King Street Patriots and FOX have provided by teaming up to allow viewers a final opportunity to listen to our views and make a final, educated decision on who they will vote for on July 31st."
WHAT: An hour debate between the U.S. Senate candidates with questions from the public. This will be the final debate before the Senate GOP primary on July 31, 2012.
TICKETS: The event is open to the public. Tickets will be given at the door, available on a first come first served basis. For more information please contact [address removed] or call713.401.3550.
WHEN: Monday, July 23rd, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. CT -- 7:00 p.m. CT. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
WHERE: King Street Patriots, 7232 Wynnwood Lane, Houston, TX 77008. Tel: [masked]
MEDIA COVERAGE: Interested media may register to attend by contacting:
[address removed]. Official media credentials and photo ID required at check-in. NOTE: Broadcast-quality lighting and media set-up to be provided. Camera pre-set (only sticks) begins at 4:00 p.m. and on-site media registration begins at 5:00 p.m.
WHY: King Street Patriots is an organization located in Houston , TX that is committed to freedom, capitalism, American exceptionalism, constitutional governance and civic duty. www.kingstreetpatriots.org