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Heller accepts two debate proposals in October

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks during the Libre Forum at Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he’s accepted two proposals to debate his 2018 opponent, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, hosted by Nevada television stations.

Heller said Tuesday on Twitter that he had accepted two debate proposals — one hosted by KRNV, KSNV and Telemundo in Reno on Oct. 8, and another hosted in Las Vegas by KLAS, KTVN and Univision sometime in October.

Rosen had challenged Heller to a series of three debates following the state’s primary election back in June, and a spokeswoman for the congresswoman’s campaign said Heller had ignored their proposal until now.

“We look forward to negotiating the details over the coming weeks and hopefully coming to an agreement,” Rosen campaign spokesman Stewart Boss said in an email.

The state’s 2016 U.S. Senate campaign between Catherine Cortez Masto and former Rep. Joe Heck saw only one debate between the two candidates. Heller and former Rep. Shelley Berkley met for three debates in the 2012 election.

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