Nevada Senate candidates agree to TV debate on Oct. 14

By Caroline Bleakley | cbleakley@8newsnow.com

Published 09/20 2016 01:23PM

Updated 09/20 2016 03:58PM

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The two front runners in Nevada's highly competitive Senate race have finally agreed on a date to debate.

Democratic former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Rep. Joe Heck agreed to face off for an hour-long debate at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. The statewide broadcast is co-hosted by KLAS and Univision.

It will air on affiliates in Reno, including KTVN, and later with Spanish translation.

The two camps have gone back and forth on potential dates and hosts. KLAS executives said details about the moderators and the filming location are pending.

The race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Harry Reid is one of the most closely watched in the country. It could play a pivotal role in which party controls the majority in the U.S. Senate.

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