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Medina’s star rising in GOP gubernatorial primary

Thursday, January 21st, 2010



AUSTIN — After months of being largely dismissed in a race dominated by the state’s two Republican heavyweights, Debra Medina is making her presence felt with an anti-establishment message that has evidently struck a chord among a segment of Republican voters.

Buoyed by her performance against Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in last week’s televised debate, the conservative activist has climbed to 12 percent in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, up from 4 percent in November, a showing that prompted organizers to include her in a second debate Jan. 29.

“Her performance in the debate made her the legitimate and credible ‘none-of-the-above,’ ” said Harvey Kronberg of the Austin-based Quorum Report, an online political newsletter.


Medina Accepts Invitation to KERA Governor’s Debate

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

by Nelda Carrizales Skevington on Jan 06, 2010

WHARTON, TX, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 – Debra Medina is a true contender in the Texas Gubernatorial election and KERA has realized the validity of her campaign. On January 5th, KERA extended an invitation to Debra Medina, asking that she join Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Governor Rick Perry on the stage for the Republican Primary Gubernatorial debate. The Medina campaign has accepted the invitation that the supporters and staff fought so hard to earn.

“KERA has made the right decision. Every Texan deserves the right to hear Medina’s message of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and freedom. Now, many more Texans will have the opportunity to make a well informed decision when they vote on March 2nd,” said Penny Langford Freeman, Medina Campaign Manager.

There was a storm of publicity surrounding the debate invitation. When news arrived that Medina may not be invited to the live debate that will air statewide on January 14th, there was a public outcry. The invitations to Perry and Hutchison were publicized on November 20, 2009 and the delay of the invitation to Medina caused a firestorm of attention from not just supporters of Medina, but average citizens across the state. KERA vowed to review the criteria and send an invitation if the Medina campaign met all the guidelines. Now, with the debate only 8 days away, Debra Medina can finally announce that she’ll be taking part.

“We’ve had an amazing amount of support from all over Texas. My campaign has fought tirelessly to secure this invitation, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the strength and support of so many volunteers and true Texans. This campaign is rooted in equal justice under the law and based on the ideals set forth in our Constitution. This win proves that Texans will still fight for freedom. Now, we intend to not only win this debate, but to win this election,” said Medina.

The KERA Gubernatorial debate will air live on January 14th statewide from the University of North Texas campus in Denton. It can be viewed on KERA-TV, TXA-21 (KTXA-TV), and heard on KERA-FM. KERA news director, Shelly Kofler will be the debate moderator. With so many Texans making noise over Medina’s inclusion, it’s safe to say all eyes will be on Medina as she aims to go head to head with not just one, but two opponents, Gov. Perry and Senator Hutchison. (END)

Nelda Carrizales Skevington
Press Secretary
Debra Medina for Governor of Texas Campaign