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Cruz and Sadler Agree to Oct. 2 Debate in Dallas

U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler will participate in a debate on Oct. 2 in Dallas, both campaigns confirmed Wednesday.

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Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, who are running to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, have agreed to a televised debate on Oct. 2 in Dallas.

The debate will be hosted by ABC affiliate WFAA, the station reported Wednesday. The debate will be in a "roundtable format" similar to a July GOP debate hosted by WFAA that featured Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. The format will allow moderators to ask follow-up questions and allow the candidates to address each other.

Cruz, a former Texas solicitor general, defeated Dewhurst in the July 31 Republican primary runoff. Sadler, a former state representative, beat retired educator Grady Yarbrough in the Democratic runoff. 

Additional debates between the candidates may be scheduled before the Nov. 6 election, according to the campaigns. 

Libertarian John Jay Myers and Green Party candidate David B. Collins are also running for the seat.

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