Following the crowded March 3 primary election to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, KWTX-TV will air back-to-back forums with the four remaining candidates in the July 14 runoff elections for the U.S. House District 17 seat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening.

Both Republicans — former Dallas-area congressman Pete Sessions and Brazos Eye Surgery co-owner Renee Swann of Waco — and Democratic candidates Rick Kennedy of Pflugerville, a project manager, and Marine veteran David Anthony Jaramillo of Waco, will participate.

The Democratic candidates will speak for 45 minutes from the Waco TV studio at 6:30 p.m., followed immediately by the pair of Republicans.

KWTX anchor/political reporter Tara Mergener and anchor/reporter Karla Castillo of Bryan-based KBTX-TV will co-moderate the forums. Look for a story on the forums on Saturday night.

The local CBS affiliate is available on the following channels:

  • Spectrum (Time Warner) cable: Channel 2 or 1209
  • Grande cable: Channel 2 or 802
  • DirecTV satellite: Channel 10 or 390
  • Dish satellite: Channel 10, 5221 or 8986

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