Two candidates. Two lecterns. One stage.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz will participate Friday night in their first televised debate since advancing to the Republican U.S. Senate runoff after the May 29 primary.
It will also be the first such event to feature only Cruz and Dewhurst, which is likely to create a different dynamic than previous debates in which they shared the stage with other candidates.
"There is an enormous difference between a multicandidate debate and a two-person debate," said Alan Schroeder, a journalism professor at Northeastern University and expert on campaign debates ...