DALLAS -- Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke will participate in three mutually agreed upon debates leading up to the 2018 U.S. Senate election in Texas. The debates will occur in Dallas on Sept. 21, Houston on Sept. 30 and San Antonio on Oct. 16. Each will be 60 minutes in length and will be conducted in the formats outlined below.
DEBATE ONE Date: Friday, Sept. 21 City: Dallas Location: Southern Methodist University Topic: Domestic policy Format: Podiums, moderated with a 240 person audience
DEBATE TWO Date: Sunday, Sept. 30 City: Houston Location: University of Houston Topic: Domestic policy Format: Stools, town hall style with a 250+ person audience
DEBATE THREE Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16 City: San Antonio Location: Studio Topic: Half domestic policy, half foreign policy Format: Podiums, moderated with a 120 person audience