Houston debate between Sen. Cruz, Rep. O'Rourke postponed

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At left: U.S. Rep Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) of El Paso speaks during a town hall meeting at the Quail Point Lodge on August 16, 2018, in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. At right: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a rally to launch his re-election campaign…

HOUSTON - The Houston debate Sunday between Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke has been postponed due to Cruz being in Washington, D.C. for weekend votes. 

A new date and time for the second debate between the U.S. Senate race candidates has not yet been announced.

The first debate was held in Dallas on Sept. 21 and the third debate is scheduled for Oct. 16 in San Antonio.

Here's the information on the three debates:


  • Date: Friday, Sept. 21
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • City: Dallas
  • Location: Southern Methodist University
  • Topic: Domestic policy
  • Format: Podiums, moderated with a 240-person audience


  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • City: Houston
  • Location: University of Houston
  • Topic: Domestic policy
  • Format: Stools, town hall style with a 250-person audience


  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Time: 
  • City: San Antonio
  • Location: Studio 
  • Topic: Half domestic policy, half foreign policy
  • Format: Podiums, moderated with a 120-person audience 

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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