Television gives you sound bytes and newspapers give you quotes. I've never really thought that was sufficient enough information to make an important decision like who to vote for.
So this is the first in a series of interviews I will be doing between now and election day with as many candidates that want to take me up on the invitation.
I spoke at length with both Congressman Sylvestre Reyes and his challenger Beto O'Rourke about a range of federal issues. Both are obviously very busy men but they were kind enough to set aside some time to visit with me about policy. I broke the interviews down in to bite-sized chunks so that they are easily digested by voters.
The only editing done was for the occasional interruption during interviews so you get to see a pretty raw look at the candidates.
The interviews will be broken down by topic whenever that is feasible in order to give a side-by-side comparison. There will be an occasional difference in the length of their respective answers so don't interpret that as one candidate getting more face time than the other, its just a matter of speaking style.
Hope you find these interviews useful.