Perry and Sanchez Face Off for the Last Time - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/24/02

Perry and Sanchez Face Off for the Last Time

Tony Sanchez and Governor Rick Perry squared off in their second debate in the race for governor. One of the panelists confronted both candidates by saying, "We began this campaign with one of you laundering Mexican drug money, and ending it with the other one on a police video tape." He said that Texans are disgusted, and asked both candidates if anything constructive can actually come from such a mudfest.

"If you'll go back to when we started our ads, and you look at every one of our ads, you'll see that not even one single ad, did we say anything that was untruthful. Like he has," said Democrat Tony Sanchez. "I have simply been talking about his record. It is not a record that anybody should be proud of. It's a negative record."

"When Mr. Sanchez decided to attack my record, attack our public schools, attack the school children in the state of Texas, attack a public school system -- that by the vast majority of accounts in the nation, one of the best public school systems in America, I'm going to stand up," said Republican Governor Rick Perry. "And I'm going to defend those."

This was the final time the two candidates will meet face to face before the November 5th election.

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