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Watch Austin Mayoral Candidates Debate Live

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Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Brigid Shea, and Clay Dafoe at a forum sponsored by the Real Estate Council of Austin.

Most times candidates take to the airwaves, they have to pay for the privilege. Not so today, as broadcaster KXAN is televising a forum this afternoon with Austin's mayoral candidates. 

KXAN shares the details

Incumbent Lee Leffingwell will be up against challengers Brigid Shea and Clay Dafoe at the event in the Bass Lecture Hall of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Joining KXAN News as sponsors are The Austin American-Statesman, Community Impact Newspaper and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. KXAN News Anchor Robert Hadlock will moderate.

The event gets underway at 12:15 p.m. You can watch a live stream of the debate, or watch on TV on KXAK channel 36. 

Another local station, KVUE, is getting in on the action as well later tonight, hosting a forum with the mayoral and council candidates:

Monday’s debate is at the Phillips Event Center in Northeast Austin at 8140 Exchange Drive. The debate runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All voters are invited to attend. Following the debate there will be an hour of meet and greet time between attendees and the candidates. KVUE’s Terri Gruca will moderate the debate.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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