Republican Sen. John Cornyn is agreeing to debate Democratic challenger Rick Noriega in Dallas and Houston in October.
Cornyn's campaign said in a statement Monday it has accepted invitations to two statewide televised debates. Noriega's spokeswoman Holly Shulman responded by saying Noriega also has accepted those invitations and that details are still being worked out.
Noriega is pushing for additional debates besides those two.
The agreed upon debates are to be on public television stations KUHT on Oct. 9 in Houston and KERA in Dallas on Oct. 16. Both KUHT and KERA are putting together a statewide feed so other stations can air the programs, Cornyn's campaign said.