The Associated Press reports:
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he’s willing to participate in a nationally televised debate with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke — potentially raising the stakes on a Texas race already among the country’s most-watched.
Cruz made the announcement while campaigning Friday in Houston. It came hours after O’Rourke announced raising a record $38.1 million over the last three months, tripling Cruz’s total.
The network had said it invited Cruz and he’d declined. But Cruz now says if O’Rourke wants a debate, he’ll get one.
The CNN debate will be Thursday.