Two rivals in the race for the Republican US Senate nomination debated their views on the issues Friday.
Throughout the debate both candidates stood firmly in their beliefs and the debate got a little heated at times.
Friday, Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst debated in front of a live audience on the many issues in the minds of Texans.
Among the first for discussion--the 11 million illegal immigrants living the United States.
When asked if either candidate supported a guest worker program, Ted Cruz, was first to respond. He said he believes securing the border is the first priority when it comes to illegal immigration. Cruz said he does not support guest worker programs.
On the same issue, David Dewhurst said he believes border patrol should be tripled, that would add about 40,000 additional patrols.
When the debate turned to government bailouts, Dewhurst and Cruz both agreed they want to see bailouts come to an end.
Later in the debate, audience members were able to ask questions ranging from topics of unemployment to candidate integrity.
Two democrats are also in a runoff. They are former State Representative Paul Sadler and retired educator Grady Yarbrough.