Sen. Cruz, Beto O'Rourke to debate in Houston

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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 - Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke have agreed to three upcoming debates, including one in Houston, during their U.S. Senate race.

The hour-long debates will be held in Dallas on Sept. 21; in Houston on Sept. 30; and in San Antonio on Oct. 16.

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: Sunday, Sept. 30
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • 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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