Friday, October 15, 2010

Radnofsky, Abbott, Roland face off on "RW&B"

"Red White and Blue" is the local PBS affiliate's political talk show and during the election season features candidate fora. In this thirty-minute video (for broadcast this weekend) the candidates for Texas attorney general -- Barbara Radnofsky, Greg Abbott, and Jon Roland -- take questions from conservative Gary Polland and progressive David Jones.

Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky assailed Attorney General Greg Abbott on his campaign contributions and other topics this week in a Houston TV appearance that served as the closest forum to a debate yet.

Radnofsky accused the Republican incumbent for cowing to his political donors and being Gov. Rick Perry's "consigliere," a term referring to an organized crime boss' top adviser.

Those highlighted a series of sharp exchanges between the two on Red, White and Blue, a political show that airs on HoustonPBS.

"His campaign slogan should be, 'Don't tread on my donors,' " she said. "This gentleman has a history, with all due respect, of decision-making that paves the way for his donors to continue to their practices."

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