Senator Ted Cruz has challenged his Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, to five debates over the next three months leading to the November mid-term elections. According to the Texas Tribune, each debate would focus on a different area of policy and the locations of the debates would be spread across Texas.

  • Aug. 31 in Dallas on "Jobs/Taxes/Federal Regulations/National Economy"
  • Sept. 14 in McAllen on "Immigration/Border Security/Criminal Justice/Supreme Court"
  • Sept. 21 in San Antonio on "Foreign Policy/National Security"
  • Oct. 5 in Houston on "Energy/Trade/Texas Economy"
  • Oct. 12 in Lubbock on "Healthcare/Obamacare"

Each of the proposed debates would occur on a Friday night due to the U.S. Senate being in session during those months according to the Texas Tribune.

The O'Rourke campaign proposed six debates including two in Spanish back in April.

Negotiations are expected to continue between the two campaigns over proposed debates.