The second U.S. Senate debate of the election season between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been postponed from its original date on Sunday.
On Friday, it was announced by the University of Houston that the second debate between Cruz and O’Rourke would be postponed due to Senate proceedings on the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The debate was originally planned to be the second of three, before misconduct allegations broke against Kavanaugh, leading to a longer confirmation process that is now expected to run into next week.
Both Senate candidates previously met for a debate last week. This debate was set to be a townhall style affair, focusing primarily on domestic issues. A third and final debate has been scheduled for October 16th, which will be a combination of domestic and foreign policy.
None of the three debates have been scheduled to include Libertarian nominee Neal M. Dikeman.
Voters will decide this race in November.