University of Houston Will Host Cruz-O’Rourke Debate on September 30

The Senator and the Congressman have agreed to two more debates that will take place in Dallas and San Antonio


Sen. Ted Cruz, challenger Beto O’Rourke agree to debate

The University of Houston (UH) will host a debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Congressman Beto O’Rourke on September 30.

Senator Ted Cruz.

Cruz, a Republican who represents Texas in the Senate, and O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents Texas’ 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced three debates last week.

The first one will take place on September 21 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

UH will host the second debate and the third one will take place on October 16 before a live television studio audience in San Antonio.

U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke.

O’Rourke is a three-term Congressman from El Paso who’s giving up his seat to challenge Cruz, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994, but O’Rourke’s campaign has attracted considerable attention nationally.