Friday, March 21, 2014

Castro, Patrick Will Debate Immigration In April On Univision

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM

They've set a date.

After weeks of bickering online, state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) and SA Mayor Julián Castro have agreed upon a day and time for their debate showdown on immigration.


State Sen. Dan Patrick challenging Mayor Castro to a debate in SA at the Alamo in February. Screen shot via YouTube.

When Castro likened Patrick to anti-immigrant California politician Pete Wilson, he set off a string of back-and-forth saucy Tweets (and one YouTube video at the Alamo) about their immigration policy views that culminated in the decision to meet face-to-face and talk border security in San Antonio.

The public rumble is expected to take place on April 15, reported Texas Weekly.

The debate between Castro and conservative Republican run-off candidate for lieutenant governor Patrick will be held at the Univision studio from 6-7 p.m.; while it will only be open to the media (and not the public) it will be broadcasted by the station, Castro's office tells the Current. Evan Smith, editor of online news outlet, the Texas Tribune, is expected to moderate the hour-long debate.


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