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The First Cruz & O'Rourke Debate Is Tonight, and Here's Where to Watch


U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will debate tonight in Dallas. - FACEBOOK
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Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke will square off tonight in the first of three debates.

The series opener takes place at 6 p.m. at Southern Methodist University, with the next two are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 in Houston and Tuesday, Oct. 16, in San Antonio.

But don't worry if you can't make the jaunt up I-35.

Alamo City residents can livestream tonight's debate via the website of KXAS-TV, the Dallas NBC affiliate; the Dallas Morning News website; and the Texas Tribune. San Antonio's Texas Public Radio will carry it on air.

For those who like watching with a partisan support group, the O'Rourke campaign has organized a San Antonio watch party at Burleson Beer Garden, and there's also one sponsored by the Bexar County Democratic Party. We couldn't find a local Cruz-sponsored event (but please let us know if you're aware of one).

Nonpartisan-and-boozy also looks to be an option. El Luchador is holding an unofficial watch party, as is the Alamo Drafhouse in New Braunfels.

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