Empty podium causes sparks in Democrats' debate
In a strange twist, an empty podium on stage starred during a Tuesday night debate in Dallas between four of the nine Democratic Party candidates running for governor.
As the debate opened, Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne said that people running for Texas' highest office "need to show up" to face voters and participate in public forums like the debate at Southern Methodist University.
Among those absent: Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff who is perceived by many as the front runner because she has the support of the Democratic Party elite.
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