A Texas Reader Reports An All-Spanish Debate In El Paso

From: Brian Lee [Email him]

I'm forwarding you this article from the El Paso Times  reporting on the three, the only three, candidates running for El Paso County Judge.

The debate was entirely in Spanish so those of us who do not speak that language have no idea what the positions on the issues of any of these candidates are, unless we have faith in the veracity of the translators after the fact.

Candidates for El Paso County Judge square off in debate

By Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times
Posted:   01/14/2014 11:50:48 PM MST
All three Candidates for County Judge, including incumbent Veronica Escobar, left, Aliana Apodaca, center, and Eddie Holguin Jr. attend a debate put on by
All three Candidates for County Judge, including incumbent Veronica Escobar, left, Aliana Apodaca, center, and Eddie Holguin Jr. attend a debate put on by KTDO Telemundo 48 Tuesday night at the El Paso Community Foundation in Downtown El Paso.

The three contenders for El Paso County Judge in the Democratic primary squared off respectfully for the first time Tuesday night during a debate in Downtown El Paso.

Incumbent County Judge Veronica Escobar is being challenged by businesswoman Aliana Apodaca and East Valley city Rep. Eddie Holguin Jr. in the Democratic primary, which takes place March 4.

About 70 people listened to the candidates in a meeting room at the El Paso Community Foundation during a nearly hourlong debate in Spanish sponsored by Telemundo Channel 48-KTDO and the local TV show "Sin Fronteras con Karla y Cristina." The debate will air on the show at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 on KTDO.[More]